Notes and Announcements
Historic Performances at Assessments!
For the first time in Langley history, all three concert bands earned Superior ratings. Each band--Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Wind Symphony--performed beautifully on very challenging music before a critical panel of expert judges, and a large and appreciative audience.
The further impact of this achievement is that, because the Marching Saxons also made school history by receiving a Superior rating in the Fall, for the first time in Langley history, we are a Virginia Honor Band. This designation is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon bands by the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association.
Langley at All-Virginia
CONGRATULATIONS to Forrest Johnston and Kevin Phlips on being selected for the All-Virginia ensembles. Forrest, now a senior, has been selected every year he was eligible--a truly remarkable feat! The All-Virginia event will be April 4-6 in Richmond.
Winterguard Success ContinuesCongratulations to the Langley Winterguard for their recent third place finish in competition at Woodgrove High School in Purcellville. In only their third year of existence, the Langley Winterguard has placed third in each of three competitions this season, and has seen their score rise at each event. The Winterguard is a visually stunning standalone artistic ensemble related to the Color Guard, which is an essential part of the Marching Saxons.
Concert Performances 2018-19
Mar 12 - Pre-Assessment Concert II (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band)
Mar 22, 23 - Concert Band Assessments (all 3 concert bands)
May 9 - Percussion Ensemble/Jazz Band Concert
May 24 - Spring Concert - All concert bands, jazz band