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Congrats Langley DHO participants!

Congratulations to the following Langley District XII Honors Orchestra students who participated in the 2023 DHO event January 13-14: Langley Orchestra was especially proud as the host school to have the most (16) students from any high school in the district. Senior district orchestra students performed Mikhail Glinka’s “Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila,” Eric Whitacre’s …

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Performing arts scholarship opportunity

Each year the McLean Community Center hosts the Macdonald Performing Arts Scholarship Competition for high school students who live or go to school in Dranesville District #1A (McLean Community Center’s tax district). The deadline for entry into the 2023 competition is January 27, with the preliminary competition the week of February 6. There are four …

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Whisked off to Scandinavia…

On Tuesday evening December 6th, Dr. Scott McCormick and the Langley Orchestra whisked its concert attendees off to Scandinavia. The “Winter is Coming” concert featured music by Scandinavian composers including Edvard Grieg. Jean Sibelius, Dag Wiren and Ola Gjeilo. Philharmonic Orchestra opened the concert, showcasing members of Langley’s Concert Choir (directed by Caroline Player), and …

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Winter is Coming (Concert) on Tuesday

Our December concert, “Winter is Coming,” will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 6 in the Langley auditorium. The concert is free and will be video recorded.  Students are required to wear Langley Orchestra formalwear – either the Langley Orchestra black velvet bodice and green taffeta dress or a black tuxedo with white shirt, black bowtie and black cummerbund. Please note …

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Congratulations to Langley’s DHO Representatives!

Congratulations to Langley’s representatives to the District XII Honors Orchestra. Students auditioned amongst hundreds of students on Tuesday, November 15th. DHO students will participate in the District Orchestra Event and Concert on Friday-Saturday January 13-14, 2023 hosted here at Langley High School! Congratulations to the following students:

Preconcert dinner orders due Wednesday 11/23!

Students wishing to partake in our special preconcert “Winter is Coming” dinner on Tuesday, December 6th — make sure you are signed up by Wednesday, November 23rd! Sign up and pay $15 (plus convenience fee) at CheddarUp. We will feast on IKEA’s world-renowned Swedish meatball (or plantball) dinner plate to coordinate with our Scandinavian “Winter …

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Bravo to Langley’s SRO representatives!

Congratulations to Langley’s Senior Regional Orchestra representatives, who participated in Virginia’s Northern Regional event Thursday, November 10 – Saturday, November 12 at West Potomac High School in Alexandria. The event culminated in a fabulous concert on Saturday afternoon. These students will be eligible to audition in February for the All-VA event.

Senior Spotlights: Caitlin Kry & Faris Madani

Caitlin Kry (viola): Favorite memory: My favorite memory from Langley Orchestra was the end-of-year Space Concert last year when I was in Symphonic Orchestra. The afternoon leading up to the concert, many orchestra students stayed after school. After helping with the concert setup, I went with my friends to the auditorium. The rehearsal went smoothly, …

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A glorious Gaelic Gala

On Tuesday, October 18th, Dr. Scott McCormick and the Langley Orchestra presented its Gaelic Gala concert, featuring a variety of Celtic music and stunning dances from the O’Neill-James School of Irish Dancing. Prior to the concert, orchestra students enjoyed a baked potato bar and enjoyed Celtic-themed treats in Langley Hall. Highlights of the concert included …

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Thanks for a great car wash!!

Thanks to all of the student and parent volunteers who volunteered at the car wash on a beautiful Saturday. Kudos to our Car Wash Parents Becky Fulton & Lalitha Ketineni and Tri-M Car Wash Coordinator Maya Velgot for hosting an astoundingly successful fundraiser and fun event for our orchestra community on a picture-perfect day. And …

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