The Longfellow Middle Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the 72nd annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference in December. This is the first time the Longfellow orchestra program has been recognized internationally.
Out of 225 applications for the year 2018, only three middle school string orchestra groups were invited.
It’s been more than 10 years since any performing group from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been invited, and more than 30 years since a String Orchestra group from FCPS was selected to perform at this clinic. This is the highest recognition that band and orchestra can receive internationally.