About the Orchestra

The Langley High School Orchestra is composed of five classes: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Philharmonic. The two underclass sections typically combine for performances as the Concert Orchestra and typically play at VBODA Grade IV level. The two upperclass sections typically combine for performance as the Symphonic Orchestra and compete at District Assessment at VBODA Grade V level. The Philharmonic class, open to students of all grade levels by audition, competes at VBODA Grade VI level and is eligible for Blue Ribbon consideration.​

Sample excerpts from Langley’s November 13, 2019 Side-By-Side Concert with JMU can be accessed below.  Full video recordings of concerts for the 2021-22 school year are made by Bandman Music (bandmanmusic@verizon.net) and made available to our orchestra families.

William Hofeldt’s “The Speckled Hen Overture,” performed by Langley’s Concert Orchestra
Richard Meyer’s “Of Glorious Plumage,” performed by Langley’s Symphonic Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saens’ “Finale” from Carnival of the Animals, performed by Langley’s Philharmonic Orchestra
Hector Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie Fantastique, performed by Langley’s Philharmonic Orchestra and JMU’s Symphony Orchestra

About the Director

Dr. Scott McCormick, Langley Orchestra Director (nsmccormick@fcps.edu)

Dr. Scott McCormick (a.k.a. “Doc” to his students) received his D.M.A. from Indiana University Bloomington in Music Performance and Literature (Viola). He is in his 20th year of teaching at Langley High School. He was more recently invited to join the music faculty at Patrick Henry College, where he teaches chamber music, pedagogy, and music theory. He is also a core member of the Washington Bach Consort, the area’s premiere baroque orchestra and chorus. Doc was honored to have received Langley’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2018.