Director of Bands
Doug Martin is Director of Bands at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia. Mr. Martin oversees and directs three concert ensembles and the Marching Saxons, along with overseeing the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Flute Choir, Color Guard and Winter Guard. Mr. Martin also is Conductor of the Concert Band of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the leading orchestral programs in the nation.
During Mr. Martin's tenure at Langley, enrollment in the band program has doubled, leading to the creation of the program's third concert band, Jazz Band and Flute Choir.
In recent years, the Langley Wind Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall, in concert venues in Italy, the National Concert Band Festival and the annual conference of the Virginia Music Educators Association. The Wind Symphony has also earned "Superior" ratings from every judge at Performance Assessments for the last eight years.
Prior to his appointment at Langley, Mr. Martin was Director of Bands at Mount Vernon High School (Alexandria, VA) and Stuart High School (Falls Church, VA). During his tenure at Stuart, band enrollment doubled and Stuart was named a Virginia Honor Band seven times. Under his leadership, Stuart bands commissioned and gave the world premiere of Aurora Awakes, by John Mackey, and was part of a consortium that commissioned 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 is 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, with the designation renewed in 2018. In 2017, Mr. Martin was named the 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, VA with his wife Jackie, their daughter Josie, and their dogs, Charlie and Ziggy.
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!
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!