Back to School Night for Falls Church High School is tonight!

For parents not attending BTSN tonight, here is the Flyer Mr. Lisowski is handing out.

He hopes to see many of you tonight!

Booster Meeting 10/7

The first official FCHS Orchestra Boosters Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 7.  It will start at 7:00 pm in the Orchestra Room.  There is a TON of information we will be discussing.

Please come and find out what the Orchestra Boosters does to support the orchestra program at Falls Church!

Email Mr. Lisowski with questions!

Fall Concert Written Assignment

Students have or will receive the hard copy of the Fall Concert Written Assignment. It is due on Friday, September 26th in class, even if the student does not have class that day.

All students are required to follow the FCHS Honor Code Policy.  It is an individual assignment and should be treated as a take-home test.  This assignment is worth 16.6% of the quarter grade.

Chamber – Fall Concert Written Assignment
Concert – Fall Concert Written Assignment

If a student needs help completing the assignment, please schedule an appointment with Mr. Lisowski.

Orchestra Activity Fee

The Orchestra Fee Activity Fee of $50.00 is due by Friday, September 12. If students have applied for Free and Reduced Lunch the fee is $25.00.

Please make checks out to Falls Church High School.

Students that have applied for Free and Reduced Lunch are required to fill out the FCPS Consent to Share Form.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Tag Day Forms

The FCHS Music Department Tag Day will take place on Saturday, September 13th.  Students will report to the school at 8:30 to check-in and meet up with drivers.  Tag Day is the most important fundraiser of the year for the department.  Every student in the music department is expected to stay for the entire duration of the event.  Almost the entire budget for the department comes from Tag Day. 

The Orchestra Department needs 20 drivers.  If you can drive please email Mr. Lisowski ( The time commitment is roughly 8:00 – 4:00 pm that day.  Tag Day cannot be successful without the help of parent volunteers!  

Students are required to wear the orchestra t-shirt (They will be receiving it next week), khaki pants and nice shoes.  No jeans, yoga pants, or gym shorts are allowed.  Students will sign up in groups next week as well.  

Please remember to pack a snack and water but make sure to ask parent volunteers before eating in their car.  Mr. Lisowski will provide a water bottle and a fruit snack for each student!

All students are required to return the following forms for Tag Day – Emergency Care Form and the Field Trip Permission Form.  If a parent is driving please make sure to also fill out the Driver’s Insurance form.  

Tag Day Forms

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.  

District X Jr and Sr Orchestra Audition Excerpts

Here are the audition excerpts and scales for the District X Jr and Sr Audition. The audition will be at Lee High School on Tuesday, September 18th.

All members in Chamber Orchestra are required to audition.  All students are encouraged to audition.  Students in 9th grade can audition for either the Junior or the Senior Orchestra.  

Please download both the excerpts and the scales.

Junior Orchestra Bass Excerpt
Junior Orchestra Cello Excerpt
Junior Orchestra Viola Excerpt 
Junior Orchestra Violin Excerpt
Junior Orchestra – All Instrument Scales 

Senior Orchestra Bass Excerpt 
Senior Orchestra Cello Excerpt 
Senior Orchestra Viola Excerpt 
Senior Orchestra Violin Excerpt 
Senior Orchestra – All Instrument Scales

Graduation Information

Graduation is this Wednesday, June 18 @ Patriot Center.  The ceremony starts at 2:00 pm.

Students in the orchestra program will be playing for the event.  All students are required to play for graduation.  Students will arrive to the music department to change and get lunch.  If the student does not want pizza please make sure to pack a lunch.  It is important that every student eats before leaving FCHS.

11:30 am – Bus Departs for Patriot Center
1:30 pm – Prelude Music Starts
2:00 pm – Ceremony Begins
4:00 pm (Roughly) – Ceremony Ends
4:30-5:00 (Roughly) – Arrive @ FCHS

Students who will leave with their parents must notifiy Mr. Lisowski by either email or note.  Students will be responsible for getting on the bus back to FCHS.  Students will need to travel with the music department in order to ensure they will get on the bus.   Students will not have time to find friends/family after the ceremony and make it back on the bus in time.

Students will be returning their uniform on Thursday, when they take their final exam.

Please sign up for Remind 101 – Mr. Lisowski will be sending any last minute changes the schedule via Remind 101.  Please text @fchsorch to 240-754-2657 to sign up for the service.


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