PIE & COOKIE FUNDRAISER
Sweet tooth? Then a pie or cheesecake is just the thing you need! A portion of each pie/cookie sale goes to help the orchestra on their spring trip and the German exchange program, as well as help bring in guest artists. Sales will go now through October 13th. Please see full details on how to order by CLICKING HERE.
We are pleased to announce that the McLean High School Philharmonic Orchestra has accepted an honorable invitation to perform at the 2019 Virginia Music Educators Association Conference at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA this upcoming November. This performance is one of the highest honors that a public school music program can receive in the state of Virginia. Applications for this process were “blind,” and consisted of submitting two anonymous recordings – one from this school year and one last school year – that were listened to by a committee of professionals and chosen solely on their musical and technical excellence. Only two high school and two middle school orchestras from the entire state are chosen to perform at the conference!
The orchestra is excited for this special opportunity to share their passions and present what we love to music educators from around the state as a continuing representation of Fairfax County Public School outstanding music programs. We will put on a 60 minute concert that will be open to the public, but mainly attended by other music educators form around the state (elementary to college level teachers from the disciplines of band, chorus, orchestra, guitar, and general music).
The McLean Philharmonic's performance will take place at 1:45PM on Thursday, November 21, 2019 in the Mount Vernon/Stratford rooms at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA.
Congratulations to the following students who auditioned for and were accepted into the 2019-2020 Northern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra:
Maxence Mouries, 1st violin
Bridget Ge, 1st violin
Eshan Parkash, 2nd violin
David Song, 2nd violin
Ella Park, 2nd violin
McLean High School is extremely proud to have had so many talent students accepted into this prestigious orchestra! The above students auditioned alongside students from Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Falls Church City, private and home schools and have been chosen to perform Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino on Saturday, November 9th at Fairfax High School.
The McLean High School Orchestra Program seeks to develop individual musical artistry, ensemble excellence, and promote a life-long enjoyment of music in each young person. This important goal cannot be attained without a sincere desire, effort, and commitment from each orchestra member.