Everybody matters.
Everybody counts.

Our Mission

We are made up of dedicated students who have a passion for music and performance.

Music is performance and technique-driven, but it is also history, dance, literature, science and culture. We believe through performance, creativity, investigation and connections that music contributes to a well-rounded student.

Our mission is to help our students create a lifelong commitment to and appreciation for music.

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Curriculum Information:

If you are new to the area, please contact West Springfield Student Services and speak with your counselor when registering for the school year. They will be sure to get you the audition information you need.

Our Orchestras

The West Springfield Orchestra program consists of four ensembles. All ensembles have consistently received high marks at Virginia State Orchestra Assessments.

All ensembles perform school concerts and share the same opportunities to participate in VBODA events such as Solo Ensemble, State assessment, District and State auditions.

Auditions take place every year for all students. This process allows me to determine which group best suits the student's current ability. No one gets turned away. We have a place for everyone. Please contact the school for more information about this process or email Mrs. Herrera jlherrera@fcps.edu

String Ensemble- Intermediate Level I

Concert Orchestra- Intermediate Level II

Symphonic Orchestra- Advanced

Chamber Orchestra- Artistry

The West Springfield Chamber Orchestra has had the honor of performing at the White House and at the 2015 Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Norfolk, VA. We are also proud to say that our music department is nationally recognized by VBODA (VA Band & Orchestra Director’s Association) as a Blue Ribbon School.

In 2017, students from the various ensembles participated in our first overseas tour in Scotland, a truly unforgettable experience.

I'm proud and feel fortunate to work in such a supportive community and look forward to the start of each school year. The Fine Arts dept enjoys combining forces with our band, choir, and theater dept to provide our students with the opportunity to collaborate in various performances; masterworks, musicals, and symphonic works.