The Latest News Archive
6/19/23 update: Congratulations, Langley Band Class of 2023! Click the class book's cover image to view.
5/19/23 update: Make sure to download Mr. Martin's one-page calendar for next year, linked above! Note - NO changes to the August Marching Band Camp schedule (shown below in the Feb 6 update)
4/20/23 update: Hope to see everyone at LHS for the Bands on the Run 5K this Sunday, April 23!
On-site registration opens at 7:15 am; race starts at 8 am! See our race webpage for details.
2/7/23 update: Here are the dates for Wednesday after-school rehearsals this semester:
Wind Symphony (6:30-8:30 pm): February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15; May 3, 10, 17, 24.
Wind Ensemble (3:10-4:40 pm): February 22; March 8, 15; May 3, 17 and maybe 24.
Symphonic Band (3:10-4:40 pm): February 8, 15; March 1 and maybe 15; May 10, 24.
2/6/23 update: Mark your calendars for August marching band camp!
Mon, July 31: Percussion and color guard rehearsals begin
Wed, Aug 2: Student leaders begin
Thur, Aug 3: New marchers begin
Mon, Aug 7: Full marching band rehearsals begin, and continue each day through Fri, Aug 18
Mon, Aug 21: School starts, and marching band rehearsals switch to Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (until Tues, Oct 17 and Thurs, Oct 19)
1/3/23 update: The Langley High School band program congratulates Mr. Antonucci, who is moving on as the new Director of Bands at West Potomac High School, and welcomes Mr. Kai Smith as Langley's new Assistant Director of Bands. Best wishes Mr. Antonucci and welcome Mr. Smith! View Mr. Smith's bio on our staff page.
9/15/22 update: A giant thank you to the parents who signed up to volunteer on Tag Day, and to ALL our students for clearing the day in your schedules! Hail Saxons!
Also, note that Wednesday 3-5 pm marching band rehearsals start Sept 21 (thru Oct 19).
9/13/22 update: Tag Day is this Saturday, Sept 17! Parent drivers, you'll spend the day in the air-conditioned comfort of your car with an easy-to-follow map. Students will hop out at the top of a street and you'll slowly cruise to the end, where they'll hop back in as you head to another street. You'll hear funny stories from students and have an impactful, memorable and easy day. Thank you for signing up!
8/30/22 update: The Langley Band Spirit Wear Shop closed at noon on Thurs, Sept 8. Thank you to those who ordered, and enjoy! We have great items (and sizes) for both students and parents, however the band doesn't buy extras and we haven't determined if we'll have another store this year, so stock up now on winter items AND ALSO items for the spring, summer and next year's band camp.
8/20/22 update: Print Mr. Martin's calendar, posted above, for a great one-page reference of the entire year!
Marching band rehearsals after school are from 3:15-5:45 pm on Tuesdays (thru Oct 18) and Thursdays (thru Oct 20).
Below is a summary of the Marching Saxons' fall performances. Families, come out for Friday nights under the lights, and plan to watch some of the Saturday competitions! It's great to hear many bands on one day. Note that football games and Saturday competitions have a small cash admission fee for spectators.
8/19/22 update: THANK YOU!! to all the students who attended marching band camp! Join the band's private Facebook group "Langley HS Band Association" for videos and photos, and check out our permanent photo archive on the band's Shutterfly page. Read the instructions on our Photo Gallery page to post or download photos on the Shutterfly page.
8/18/22 update: Please remember to pay for the marching band merchandise that you picked up! You can pay via Venmo here:
5/2/22 update: Do you have any band photos? Please share them on our Shutterfly site! Go to the Photo Gallery page for details. THANK YOU to our sponsors and everyone who came out to the 5K on May 1! Congrats to our seniors! View or downward our Class of 2022 Senior Book.
4/26/22 update: Register now for the Bands on the Run 5K, if you haven't! See you Sunday, May 1st!
3/7/22 update: Thank you to our growing list of Bands on the Run sponsors! View them below!
2/23/22 update: Registration for the 3rd Bands on the Run 5K & Fun Walk is open! See the race page for details. The race is Sunday, May 1 at 8 am. See you there!
1/28/22 update: View our prior Bands on the Run 5K sponsors in 2019 and 2020. Want to donate or be a sponsor of the event? Know a local business or family who may want to? View our Sponsor Packet for info!
1/26/22 update: The 2022 Wednesday concert rehearsal schedule is listed here and on the Google calendar below:
Wind Symphony (6:30-8:30): Feb 9, 16; Mar 2, 9, 16; and May 4, 11, 18, 25.
Wind Ensemble (3:10-4:45): Feb 9, 23; Mar 9, 16; Apr 27; and May 4, 18.
Symphonic Band (3:10-4:45): Feb 2, 16; Mar 2, 16; Apr 27; and May 11, 25.
11/8/21 update: The Wednesday concert rehearsal schedule for 2021 is listed here, as well as on the website's Google calendar below:
Nov 3: Symphonic Band 3:10-4:50 and Wind Symphony 6:30-8:30
Nov 10: Wind Ensemble 3:10-4:50 and Wind Symphony 6:30-8:30
Nov 17: Symphonic Band 3:10-4:50 but NO Wind Symphony rehearsal
Nov 24: No rehearsals
Dec 1: Symphonic Band 3:10-4:50 and Wind Symphony 6:30-8:30
Dec 8: Wind Ensemble 3:10-4:50 and Wind Symphony 6:30-8:30
Dec 15: No rehearsals
10/16/21 update: The Calendar button and the website's Google calendar (below) has our latest calendar (dated 10/8/21).
The latest version includes location changes (District band and sole/ensemble festival), a date change (Spring Banquet is May 22), and a date confirmation (Bands on the Run 5K is May 1.) Contact Mary Kunkemueller at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have interest or ideas about 5K sponsorship!
9/28/21 update: Don't forget to go to MySchoolBucks to pay for the regular (concert) band course fee. It may not be listed in MSB directly, but check your emails from "email@example.com" for the invoice and payment link.
9/26/21 update: Got pictures? Want pictures? Share or download photos of the LHS band on our Shutterfly site! Go to the Photo Gallery page for details.
9/11/21 update: Thank you to everyone who participated in Tag Day! There is still time to support the band and help furnish items that FCPS does not, such as uniforms, equipment and transportation to competitions. Just click the "Donate" button! You will immediately receive a receipt.
8/31/21 update: Marching Saxons gear is in! Did you order shoes, extra show shirts and shorts or parent polos? Bring a check to the Langley band room or pay here, using our PayPal Buy Now button. Enter your total amount due from your invoice on the "price" line.
Also, the Calendar button and Google calendar (below) has our latest calendar (8/28/21 version).
8/20/21 update: Tag Day is back! Band and color guard families, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept 11! Go to our Tag Day 2021 webpage for details.
8/17/21 update: Thank you to everyone who has been participating in Marching Band camp! The show is looking great!
Did you pay your marching band camp and class fees? Go to MySchoolBucks and click on School Store, then the Band Category, to make your payment.
As you build out your school schedule, don't forget to note the marching band performances, concert dates and rehearsal dates from the calendar (here and at the gold button link). The Google calendar below is updated with all dates.
6/14/21 update: Congratulations to our Langley band's Class of 2021! While we could not enjoy our usual in-person Spring Concert, we created this Class of 2021 Senior Program honoring our seniors.
5/13/21 update: Download/print the '21-22 calendar -- it's updated with next year's concert dates and assessment weekends. The Google calendar below has been updated.
2/18/21 update: The LHS bands debut their first all-virtual concert of 2021, featuring a selection performed by each of the three bands and a performance by the Percussion Ensemble. Click the image to hear a few words of introduction from Director of Bands Doug Martin and to view the performances. Enjoy!
1/22/21 update: 2021 All District Band results are out! Click here.
1/21/21 update: Click here for the tentative 2021-22 schedule! All dates have been added to the Google calendar below. Note these dates for Marching Band Camp:
Aug 2: Percussion & Color Guard start
Aug 4: Student Leaders start
Aug 5: New Marchers start
Aug 9: Full Band starts (through Aug 20)
Aug 23: First Day of School
After school Marching Band rehearsals:
Tuesdays, 3:15-5:45 (through Oct 19)
Thursdays, 3:15-5:45 (through Oct 21)
12/2/20 update: Congrats to Melanie Chuh, Muriel Wallach and Amanda Yo for being chosen for Senior Regional Orchestra! Kudos to them and all who auditioned.
29 families still have not paid their band class fees! Please go to MySchoolBucks today to pay.
11/25/20 update: Thank you to those who donated to the Virtual Tag Day campaign! Your support during this year of distance learning is especially appreciated. Click the image below to hear again the video message from Mr. Martin and the band's first video project, the LHS fight song.
11/09/20 update: Don't forget to order your LHS band spirit wear! There is a great selection of hoodies, sweatshirts, long-sleeved T's, fleeces, joggers and flannel pants. The store closes at midnight on Sun, Nov 15. Click here to order!
10/18/20 update: Donate to Tag Day! Help us meet our $30,000 goal! If each family donates $100 per student we'll be half-way there. Please share the campaign with your family and friends. The Battle of the Bands is on -- the band with the highest participation rate wins prizes! Donations are tax-deductible and easy -- use the website's Paypal Donate buttons. Need to donate by check? Mail to LHS Band Association, PO Box 7741, McLean, VA 22101. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know your check is coming. Thank you for supporting your students in the LHS band program!
10/9/20 update: Parents, please go to MySchoolBucks to pay for your student's FCPS band course fee. Thank you!
8/17/20 update: Parents, please check your email for a note this afternoon with a survey link to vote for this year's LHSBA slate of officers. Please pay your $25 annual LHSBA dues, using the Donate link on the website, before voting. Voting closes on Fri, 8/21 at 5 pm. Thank you for your dues and your vote!
8/14/20 update: Click here to print the schedule and information for Langley's 2020 Virtual Band camp, starting Wednesday (Aug 19) and running on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Sept 4.
Langley's Virtual Band Camp is for ALL BAND STUDENTS (not just marching band). Please mark your calendars and see you there!
8/3/20 update: Please pay your $25 annual LHSBA dues using the Paypal "Donate" button! Add "2020-21 dues" on the "Write a note" line. Thank you!
Keep an eye out for emails from Mr. Martin and from the LHS Band Association President for the latest regarding band in the 2020-2021 season given the move to Virtual Learning.