Marching Saxons: Marching Band & Color Guard
One hundred-forty members strong, the 2018 Marching Saxons composed the largest marching band in Langley High School history.
The 2018 show, Birds of a Feather, celebrated all that can be accomplished when working together. At the assessment competition, the Marching Saxons earned the first Superior rating ever for a marching band in Langley's history, setting Langley on the path to be selected as a Virginia State Honor Band, a first in Langley's history.
Langley's Marching Band program is quite new. In 2015, the Marching Saxons performed in their first ever marching competition in Langley's 50-year history, at the JMU Parade of Champions. They also debuted their uniforms-- their first ever full marching band uniforms. The Marching Saxons have come far in a very short time!
In 2016, the Marching Saxons won first place and Best General Effect in their class at the Marine Corps Invitational at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD).
In 2017, the Marching Saxons won first place in their class at the Virginia Showcase of Bands (Herndon HS), sweeping caption awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best Overall Effect, Best Percussion and Best Color Guard. At the North Stafford Invitational, the Marching Saxons won third place in their class, picking up first place for General Effect and second place for Music and for Color Guard.
In 2018, the Marching Saxons took second place in their class at the Colgan Classic, winning second place for Music, Color Guard and General Effect. The Marching Saxons won Best General Effect at the NOVA Regional Showcase of Bands, (Herndon HS), and also took second place overall.
The Langley Color Guard is an integral part of the Langley Marching Band program, adding precision, thematic unity and extraordinary visual content to each show. After completing the fall season with the Marching Saxons, the Langley Color Guard transitions to Winter Guard, and performs in competitions throughout the Northern Virginia region.