The Langley Wind Symphony is recognized as one of the premier concert ensembles in Virginia. In March 2017, the Wind Symphony performed at the prestigious Music For All National Concert Band Festival (Indianapolis, IN) and in November 2017 performed by invitation at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, for the first time in school history.
The Wind Symphony has earned "Superior" ratings from every judge at the band's performance assessment each year under Mr. Martin's direction. The Wind Symphony also has commissioned and performed new pieces of music, including the world premiere of Scott Lindroth's piece, Eternity's Sunrise.
The combined bands -- Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band -- performed in concert tours in Spain in 2014, in Florence and Rome in 2018, and at Carnegie Hall in 2019.
Each year, several members of Langley bands are selected through audition to perform in honor bands, including the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association All-District and All-Virginia groups. In 2017, 29 Langley band members were selected for the District 12 All-District Band -- a school record -- and five of those went on to represent Langley in All-Virginia ensembles. In 2018, a record high of 32 Langley band members were selected for the District 12 All-District Band, and ten of those were selected for All-Virginia ensembles.
The tremendous growth of the Langley band program led to the creation of a third concert band. It rounds out the concert ensembles along with Langley's Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and Flute Choir.
The Langley Jazz Band is another growing element of the Langley band program. The Jazz Band rehearses during 8th period (after school), and performs at concerts throughout the year, giving musicians an opportunity to perform jazz classics and further hone their improv skills.
The Langley Percussion ensemble performs pieces written or arranged specifically for a wide variety of percussive instruments. The Percussion Ensemble performed in March 2017 by invitation at the prestigious Music for All Festival (Indianapolis, IN) and in November 2017 at the Virginia Music Educators Annual Conference.
New in 2018-19, the Flute Choir offers Langley flautists an opportunity to focus on performing small ensemble pieces written specifically for the flute. In their first year, the student-led group's debut performance occurred in April 2019 at the District Solo & Ensemble Festival.