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DOUG MARTIN

Director of Bands

 

Doug Martin currently serves as Director of Bands at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. In this position, he teaches the three concert bands and the marching band and oversees the percussion ensemble, jazz band, chamber winds and winter guard. During his time at Langley, enrollment in band classes has doubled, and the band program has expanded rapidly. 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 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 Mr. Martin’s 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 conductor of the American Youth Concert Orchestra. He served as treasurer of the Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) from 2016-2021. He has served in other leadership capacities for VMEA, including as the logistical coordinator for their annual conference. He has been an adjudicator and a clinician for concert, jazz, and marching band events across Virginia. Mr. Martin is a National Board Certified Teacher. He was named Fairfax County Band Director of the Year in 2017.

  

Mr. Martin received his bachelor’s in music education 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.

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JOE ANTONUCCI

Assistant Director of Bands

 

Joseph Antonucci was pleased to join Langley High School in 2019 as its  Assistant Director of Bands. At Langley, Mr. Antoncci choreographs and directs the Marching Saxons marching band program as well as directs the concert ensembles with Mr. Martin. Under his direction, the Marching Saxons have received "Superior" ratings in state assessment competitions. 

 

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 currently is in 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 directed 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!

Prior to joining the Langley High School band program, Mr. Antonucci was Director of Bands at Walt Whitman Middle School. He also 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!

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DOUG WALLACE

Percussion Specialist

 

Doug Wallace is a performer, composer and educator with experience in percussion performance and pedagogy. A graduate of The Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School, Mr. Wallace has performed with 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 many 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. He has performed under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Placido Domingo.

In demand as a music educator and clinician, Mr. Wallace is Director of Percussion of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras and percussion director, clinician and percussion sectionals instructor at several Fairfax County Public Schools. Mr. Wallace  was the first full-time Professor of Percussion at Christopher Newport University. 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. Langley is pleased to have Mr. Wallace assist our percussionists!

 

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Langley High School Band