5800 N. Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22205
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Monday, May 30, 2016


Swanson Music Department

Welcome parents and students! Those of you who are not new to Swanson already know the school year offers many exciting and enjoyable Music Department activities and opportunities. For new Swanson families, there is a wealth of information to share, and you are in for a treat. Swanson band, orchestra, and vocal music students continue to amaze us with their level of musicianship.

Swanson’s Spring Concerts Are Just Around The Corner!

We will serve refreshments during intermission at both our concerts. The donations that we receive at the refreshment tables are critical, as they go to support scholarships to ensure that all music students are able to participate in the music department trips. Your food and drink donations are very important and greatly appreciated!


Parents, please donate refreshments as described below:

June 3 concert:  Jazz and Wind Ensemble families are asked to bring food items such as cookies, brownies, individually bagged chips, or cheese and crackers. Symphonic Band families are asked to bring two 2-liter bottles of soda or juice or small water bottles.

June 10 concert:  Concert Band families (6th grade) are asked to bring food items (see above).  Orchestra families should bring two 2-liter bottles of soda or juice or small water bottles.


HELP - Finally, we need 4 parent volunteers each for both the June 3 concert and the June 10 concert to monitor the refreshment tables during intermission. You won’t miss your child’s performance!
Email Lisa Peterson if you are able to volunteer during intermission at the June 3 concert.
Email Debbie McCrery if you are able to volunteer during intermission at the June 10 concert.

 Spring Band, Orchestra & Chorus Trips

Great performances by all of the students! The results are: Orchestra -1st place superior rating - best overall orchestra, Parade band - 1st place - superior rating, Jazz band - 2nd place - superior rating , Wind Ensemble - 4th place - excellent rating , Symphonic band - 2nd place - good rating.

Thanks you to the parents that chaperoned & special thanks to Hanna Eun who organized this fantastic trip!

Congratulations to the Swanson Chorus who won 4 awards at Hershey Park: Superior rating/First Place, Choral grand champion (highest overall score), Spirit Award (given to 1 school-band/orchestra/choral) and Best Solo Vocalist (Rylei Porter).

Check out the Swanson Chorus Performance.

Swanson Band and Orchestra Email Lists - Join by sending an email to the following addresses from the email account where you want to receive messages (no subject or message required):

Band: swanson-band+subscribe@googlegroups.com Orchestra: swanson-orchestra+owners@googlegroups.com

Join the Swanson Chorus Parents Facebook Group
We hope you find this website informative and easy to use. Feel free to give us any suggestions on how to make it better by sending an email to the Music Department website manager. This page contains links to one or more websites that are outside of the Arlington Public Schools network. APS does not control the content or relevancy of these links.
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