Halloween Costume Competition

Students decided on costume themes with their orchestra class family groups for a virtual Halloween costume competition. Groups shared their spooky creations with the rest of the orchestra, and below are some fan favorites. Special thanks to Ulaina Ahn for managing the competition and compiling the photos!

Senior Spotlights: Claire Fulton and Noah Kim

Claire Fulton (violin): Favorite memory: The Toronto trip!! What I loved about this trip was how bonded I felt to my orchestra family and that unexpected things kept happening. Whether it be the historically icy spring (even by Canada standards) or the busses breaking down at night I loved this trip. While this may not …

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Congratulations to Students Selected for SRO

Congratulations to the Langley representatives to the Senior Regional Orchestra: Alyssa Kim, concertmistress; Katie Dzwonczyk, violin; Otto Janke, viola; Fay Shuai, cello. These students were selected in an audition process that included all of the finest young musicians from Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria counties, and will also be eligible to audition for the All-Virginia program …

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Senior Spotlights: Nikki Razavi and Joshua DeFilipps

Nikki Razavi (violin): Favorite memory: Having the chance to go on a sunset boat cruise on the Danube river through Budapest with the orchestra is an experience I will never forget. The addition of participating in the infamous Saxon Tsunami on the roof of the boat made the experience much more unique to the orchestra. …

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Senior Spotlights: Miles Yang and Otto Janke

Miles Yang (violin): Favorite memory: On the Austria trip in our sophomore year, we were on this tour bus the day we got there. While the tour guide was speaking on the microphone, everyone was so exhausted we all fell asleep and they canceled the walking tour. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I like …

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Online Orientation

Thanks to the freshman and transfer families who were able to attend our Virtual Orientation on September 3rd.  For anyone who missed it, Doc has recorded a video message and the Tri-M Honor Society officers have also recorded short messages posted in the playlists below.  Welcome to the new school year!

Virtual Performance: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

In preparation for Doc’s planned collaborative recordings this fall, senior cellist Riker Wilson compiled a collaborative recording of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” over the past 2 weeks.  Riker is assembling a student production team to produce these videos for orchestra this fall, so please reach out to him via Instagram if you are interested.  No …

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Letter from the Director: Online Orchestra

Dear Langley Orchestra families, I hope this letter finds you healthy and ready for the start of our new school year. It feels like preparation for this school year keeps changing, faster than we seem to be able to keep up, but I am grateful that I will have the opportunity to work with all of my orchestra …

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Senior Spotlights: Fay Shuai and Rio Yamazaki

Fay Shuai (cello): Favorite memory: being part of the gorilla gang and solo performing The Swan for the 2019 animals concert, also conducting the Concert Orchestra for the 2020 pyramid concert. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love how our orchestra is a family like no other; I’ve gotten to meet so so so …

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Senior Spotlights: Alyssa Kim and Nick Loria

Alyssa Kim (violin): Favorite memory: dressing up with friends and soloing The Lark Ascending for the Fur, Fins, and Feathers concert in Fall of 2019. What I love about LHS Orchestra: I love how Langley Orchestra maintains the balance between working hard and providing a low-pressure environment to find joy in making music. Being in …

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