Annual Trip

Each year Langley’s orchestras participate in a Spring trip and perform in a competition and/or clinic and enjoy sightseeing with orchestra friends.

April 13-16, 2024 – Nashville, TN

Langley Orchestra went to the music city Nashville, TN on April 13-16, 2024!

The Langley Orchestra field trip to Nashville was a great success! We had an entire flight to the Langley Orchestra and wonderful volunteers and chaperones to make this happen! Dr. McCormick and Langley Orchestra wish to thank all of our amazing chaperones: Mitch Cheung, Michelle Garcia, Ashlye Goodner, Kristi Grgeta, Rafay Hassan, Farid Homayounmehr, Angie Kim, Donya Kolcio, Audra Krupp, Sue Park, Raj Rana, Slava Reshetnyak, Masami Smith, Stefanie Stayin, and Marci Thomas. An especially big thank you goes to orchestra parent Rafay Hassan who drove a trailer solo from Langley to Nashville and back again with all the cellos and basses, and most of the violins and violas.

Finally, our sincerest thanks to our wonderful trip coordinator Bonnie Myshrallwhose leadership, dedication, and tireless planning made the trip such a fabulous experience for everyone.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and chaperones!

Highlights of this amazing trip include:

  • Educational activities: Orchestra Clinics with Orchestra directors at local universities such as Vanderbilt University, and Tennessee State University; Songwriting workshops with a group recording of the new tune.
  • Concert venue: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Entertainment: Historic Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, Line dance

March 9-12, 2023 – New York, NY (Carnegie Hall)

In March 2023, 143 Langley Orchestra students traveled to New York City and had the privilege of performing at world-famous Carnegie Hall! Highlights of this unforgettable trip included:

  • Performances by all 3 Orchestras (Concert, Symphonic, Philharmonic) in Director’s Choice’s Premier Performance Invitational
  • Post-concert reception at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Exploring Times Square
  • Top of the Rock
  • Hadestown on Broadway
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Ellen’s Stardust Diner
  • Boat ride to see the Statue of Liberty and NYC Skyline

March 2022 – no overnight field trips permitted

March 2021 – New York, NY (Carnegie Hall) (CANCELED BECAUSE OF PANDEMIC)

April 2020 – Philadelphia, PA (CANCELED BECAUSE OF PANDEMIC)

In April 2020, Langley Orchestra planned on traveling to Philadelphia, PA, the Birthplace of Liberty (and the Philly cheesesteak!).

Destination sites and activities included:

  • 2020 Philadelphia Heritage National Band and Orchestra Festival
  • Dinner cruise on the Delaware River 
  • Lunch at the Reading Terminal Market
  • Philadelphia Orchestra performance 
  • Cheesesteak lunch at Pat’s King of Steaks
  • Philadelphia Phillies baseball game
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art and the famous “Rocky” steps
  • Franklin Institute and Planetarium
  • Longwood Gardens

April 2019 – Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary

Langley Orchestra enjoyed 3 nights in Vienna, Austria and a day in Budapest, Hungary.  Highlights included:

  • Walking tour through Old Vienna – Hoher Market, Altes Rathaus, Chacellery of Bohemia, Clock Museum and St. Peter’s Church
  • Visited State Opera House, Haydn’s House and Museum, and explored Old City and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Performed at Minoritenkirche in Vienna
  • Visited Schorbrunn Palace, including State Apartments and Imperial Gardens
  • Visited State Archives, Lord’s Street, Holy Trinity Square, and the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

April 2018 – Toronto, Canada

  • Niagara Falls boat cruise & journey behind falls
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra performance with backstage tour
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • CN Tower tour
  • Ontario Science Center
  • clinic & performance
  • Parliament building tour