Doug Martin

Director of Bands

Doug Martin is in his seventh year as Director of Bands at Langley High School. He teaches the three concert bands and the Marching Band, and oversees the Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Band. In his time at Langley, enrollment in Langley band classes has doubled, and the prestige of the program has grown tremendously. Read more about the Marching Band and concert bands.  

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" six 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 and has served in other leadership capacities for VMEA, including 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, he was named a National Board Certified Teacher.  He 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.

Kyle Harrington

Assistant Director of Bands

Kyle Harrington is in his second year as the Assistant Band Director at Langley High School. Originally from Richmond, Kyle attended George Mason University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2014. He spent the previous three years as the Assistant Band Director at Fairfax High School. He has also assisted the band programs at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, South County High School, and the Vienna Band Camp.

His primary groups at Langley are the Marching Band, Jazz Band and the Symphonic Band, while assisting with the Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony as well. Kyle is incredibly excited to be able to teach the students at Langley and can't wait to see the growth of the program!

Alexandra Singer

Woodwind Specialist

Alex Singer is the Program Administrator for the Langley Band program, where she is responsible for collecting, organizing, and managing materials, information, and financial resources.  Ms. Singer is in her seventh year with Fairfax County Public Schools in the position of Woodwind Specialist, and her third year as the Assistant Band Director at Cooper Middle School, where she helps teach the woodwind class, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band.  This is her first year as the Choir Director and Guitar teacher at Cooper.

Ms. Singer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from George Mason University where she performed with various ensembles and assisted with guitar class.

Doug Wallace

Percussion Specialist

Doug Wallace is a vibrant and energetic 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 a variety of 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. He has also participated in several honors ensembles and festival orchestras including 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.

With vast teaching experience at all levels, Mr. Wallace is in high demand as a music educator and clinician. Currently the Director of Percussion for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras in Annandale, Virginia, Mr. Wallace is an active percussion director, clinician and sectional instructor at several nationally recognized Fairfax County Public Schools. He is also proud to have been the first full time Professor of Percussion at Christopher Newport University, an up an coming music department located in Newport News, Virginia. Mr. Wallace's private students have been accepted to continue studies at 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. His teaching techniques are highlighted in his method 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.