Music creates community

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. 

Booster information

Minutes of the WSHS Orchestra booster meetings are available on request.

Requests for meeting minutes should be sent via email to the booster club Secretary,

You can download the WSHS Orchestra Boosters Bylaws by following this LINK. 

The West Springfield Chamber Orchestra has had the honor of performing at the White House (2015 and 2023) and has performed at the 2015 Virginia Music Educators Association Conference in Norfolk, VA.  The Chamber Orchestra have also had their work highlighted at the US Department of Education 2023 Conference.

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.