Apparel (2021-2022)

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 and black t-shirt with the LHS Orchestra logo for casual performances, events, fundraisers, and on trips. Please contact Scott “Doc” McCormick if financial assistance is needed for any of the Langley Orchestra attire. Each student is required to be in the designated formal or informal concert attire in order to perform.

Polos and T-Shirts (and other spiritwear):

The required orchestra polo shirt and t-shirt, as well as other spiritwear items are available for purchase until September 10th at All spirit wear items will be bulk delivered to Langley HS and distributed during orchestra class.  All students eligible for FCPS financial assistance, please email Doc by September 7th and provide your name, grade, and preferred shirt size as LOS will cover the cost of your shirts.  Questions about spiritwear? E-mail Spiritwear Coordinator Lucia Sugianto with any additional questions at


Students will need to obtain Langley Orchestra formalwear this fall. Usually 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 measurements at Orientation on August 19th – 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.

Pre-Owned Apparel:

A limited number of professional dry-cleaned pre-owned dresses and tuxes, as well as a few spiritwear items, will be available at Orientation on August 19th (please bring cash or check if interested). Prices vary depending on the item, but are approximately 50% of the cost of the new item. Questions about pre-owned formalwear? Please contact Pamela Fox at