Apparel (2022-2023)

(updated 8/3/22)

Each Langley HS Orchestra student is required to obtain formal concert apparel: either a black tuxedo with white tux shirt or floor-length dress with black velvet bodice and green taffeta skirt as detailed below. In addition, each orchestra student is required to wear a black polo shirt with the LHS Orchestra logo for the fall concert and other informal performances or events, and a black t-shirt with the LHS orchestra logo for fundraisers and on trips. Each student is required to be in the designated formal or informal concert attire in order to perform. If you are eligible for financial assistance, please fill out this Google form prior to September 10 so the Langley Orchestra Society may assist with obtaining the required orchestra apparel.

Polos and T-Shirts (and other spiritwear):

The required orchestra polo shirt and t-shirt, as well as optional spiritwear items will be available for purchase beginning in August 3 until September 14th at Spiritwear Website. All spiritwear items will be bulk delivered to Langley HS and distributed during orchestra classes.  All students eligible for FCPS financial assistance, please be sure to fill out the Google form prior to September 10 as LOS will obtain the required polo shirt for you.  Questions about spiritwear? Contact Spiritwear Coordinator Kim McPherson with any additional questions.


Students will need to obtain Langley Orchestra formalwear this fall. The Orchestra polo shirt is worn for the first (fall) concert, to enable students time to obtain formalwear, but note that formalwear will be required for the December concert.

Dresses: Langley Orchestra’s formal black velvet and green taffeta dresses are made to order by Mrs. Theu Nguyen at a cost of $180. Mrs. Nguyen will be taking initial measurements at Orchestra Orientation on August 18th – please make every effort to get measured on that date to save an extra trip to her house. If unable to attend Orientation, please contact her if you would like to order a dress. Mrs. Nguyen’s contact information is: 1600 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, VA 22101, phone 703-749-9535, email  Please be sure to allow ample time for a fitting when your dress is nearly completed. Black closed-toe shoes are also required and should be brought to the final fitting.

Tuxedos: A solid black notch-collar tuxedo jacket, tux pants (either pleated or flat front), solid white wing collar tux shirt, black satin bow tie, and black satin cummerbund can be ordered from Formal Fashions,, 800-528-7909. Items can be ordered separately (under “Formalwear”) or there is a 5-pc notch-lapel tux package available here. Black dress socks and black dress shoes are also required. Please allow ample time for alterations as the tux pants will be unhemmed.

Pre-Owned Apparel:

A number of professionally dry-cleaned pre-owned dresses and tuxes as well as a few spiritwear items will be available at Orientation on August 18th (please bring cash or check if interested). Prices vary depending on the item, but are approximately 50% of the cost of the new item. Contact Formalwear Coordinator Masami Smith with any questions.