Langley High School Bands

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Doug Martin

Director of Bands

Doug Martin is the Director of Bands at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. In this position, he teaches the three concert bands and the Marching Band, as well as overseeing the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band and Winter Guard. 

During Mr. Martin's tenure at Langley, enrollment in band classes has doubled, necessitating the creation of the third concert band, as well as the jazz band and color guard. In recent years, the Langley Wind Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall, the National Concert Band Festival and the Virginia Music Educators Association annual conference. The Wind Symphony has also earned ratings of "Superior" from every judge at the Band Performance Assessment for eight straight years.

Prior to his appointment at Langley, Mr. Martin held similar positions at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, and Stuart High School in Falls Church. During his nine years at Stuart, the Stuart Bands were named a “Virginia Honor Band” seven times, and enrollment in band classes nearly doubled. Under his leadership, the Stuart Bands commissioned and gave the world premiere of “Aurora Awakes” by John Mackey, and were part of a consortium which commissioned the popular composer Eric Whitacre.

Mr. Martin is the Treasurer of the Virginia Music Educators Association. He has served in other leadership capacities for VMEA, including serving as the Logistical Coordinator for their annual conference. He has been an adjudicator and a clinician for concert, jazz, and marching band events across the state. In November 2008, Mr. Martin was named a National Board Certified Teacher, and his status was renewed in 2018. In 2017, Mr. Martin was named Fairfax County Band Director of the Year.

Mr. Martin received his Bachelor’s in Music Education magna cum laude from Florida State University, and his Master’s in Music Education with a focus in Instrumental Conducting from George Mason University, where he graduated with the Distinguished Graduate Student award from the Department of Music. He lives in Alexandria with his wife Jackie, their daughter Josie, and their crazy dogs, Charlie and Ziggy.

Joe Antonucci

Assistant Director of Bands

Joseph Antonucci is excited to join Langley High School this year as the Assistant Director of Bands. Mr. Antonucci holds a Master’s of Music in trumpet performance and a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from George Mason University (GMU), and is in his second year at GMU’s Doctor of Musical Arts program. He is a graduate fellow under Dr. Michael Nickens and GMU’s Green Machine Pep Band. 

Mr. Antonucci created and currently directs GMU's Dirty Gold Brass Band. He has performed as principal trumpet for the GMU Wind Symphony and the Mason Symphony Orchestra, and routinely gigs in the Washington metro area. In 2014, he performed at Busch Gardens during the summer season in its production of Mix It Up!

Mr. Antonucci is entering his fourth year with FCPS. Prior to joining the Langley band program, he was Director of Bands at Walt Whitman Middle School. He has served as Brass Caption Head for the Westfield High School Marching Band for four years, and as Jazz Instructor at Fairfax High School for two years. The Langley High School band program welcomes Mr. Antonucci!

Doug Wallace

Percussion Specialist

Doug Wallace is a performer, composer and educator with diverse experience in all areas of percussion performance and pedagogy. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, Mr. Wallace has performed with numerous acclaimed ensembles, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Theater Chamber Players, the Battery Four Percussion Group, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Post Classical Ensemble, Washington Symphonic Brass and the Amadeus Orchestra. 

Mr. Wallace has participated in several honors ensembles and festival orchestras, including the Tanglewood Music Center, the National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, Music Academy of the West and the International Symphony Orchestra. With these groups and others, Mr. Wallace has worked under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Placido Domingo.

Teaching across all levels, Mr. Wallace is in demand as a music educator and clinician. He is the Director of Percussion of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (Annandale, VA) and a percussion director, clinician and sectional instructor at several Fairfax County Public Schools. Mr. Wallace  was the first full time Professor of Percussion at Christopher Newport University, in the university's up-and- coming music department. Mr. Wallace's private students have been accepted to The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the New England Conservatory, Boston University, the Peabody Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Miami and DePaul University. 

Mr. Wallace's teaching techniques are highlighted in his methods book, Percussion with Class, published by FJH Music, and his compositions and arrangements have been performed at The Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, New York University, George Mason University, Christopher Newport University, the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, Temple University, the Noncert Chamber Series, the Music for All National Percussion Festival, the Virginia Music Educators Conference and Nationals Park.