Buyer's Guide


Alexandria Citizen's Band, 703-360-8710 or 703-780-4322

The Alexandria Citizens Band rehearses and performs year round, but its busiest season is in the summer. Summer concerts are presented approximately every two weeks, on Friday evenings, in Old Town Alexandria, and the band also performs in the first concert of the summer at Fort Ward. It also performs at local shopping centers, church functions, and retirement homes.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO), 703-548-0885

We provide quality, affordable and accessible music in Northern Virginia through innovative, professional performances and programming. The Symphony performs at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, 703-642-8051

Recognized as one of the leading orchestral training programs in the nation with
over 400 of the most talented young musicians. AYPO is the Youth Orchestra in
Residence at George Mason University Center for the Arts and was selected by the
Catalogue for Philanthropy as "one of the best small nonprofits in the Greater
Washington region."

Cathedral Choral Society, 202-537-5527

The Cathedral Choral Society is the resident symphonic chorus of Washington National Cathedral. J. Reilly conducts The 240-voice chorus in musical masterpieces from plainsong to contemporary works.

Choral Arts Society, 202-244-3669

The Choral Arts Society Chorus is composed of 190 professional-caliber volunteer singers who have sung with leading symphony orchestras and under the world's most distinguished conductors, recorded a number of acclaimed CDs, and toured nationally and internationally. They perform at the Kennedy Center and other venues around the area.

City of Fairfax Band

By their active participation, ensembles and members of the City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) support performing arts in the Fairfax community and in the greater Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan area. Representing varying musical backgrounds, ensemble members come together to provide the highest quality wind band music at affordable rates. Programs are varied and present the best in classical transcriptions, wind band music, military and marches, show tunes, and much more.

Fairfax Choral Society

The Fairfax Choral Society is a major choral association that offers a wide range of opportunities for singers to perform choral masterworks, provides music and voice education for youth choristers, presents premiere performances of choral works, and regularly performs in such venues as the George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts and the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus.

Levine School of Music

From ages four months to 100 years, the Levine School offers an outstanding music education. Our courses include private and group lessons in more than 20 instruments and voice or everyone--the beginner, lifelong amateur or budding virtuoso.

Metropolitan Chorus, 703-933-2500

The Metropolitan Chorus regularly performs in venues throughout the D.C. area. They also join forces with other musical organizations for unique performances and present several free concerts each year as a special service to the community.

Potomac Harmony Showtime Chorus

Potomac Harmony Showtime Chorus of Arlington, Virginia is an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International. We perform a variety of music, from traditional favorites to the fifties sound to modern jazz, all in four-part harmony, barbershop style. The chorus is made up of a diverse group of women from the Washington metropolitan area who all share a love of harmonizing and entertaining.

US Army Band, 703-696-3399 (Concert Line)

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" has maintained a tradition of excellence as the premier musical organization of The United States Army. Most concerts are free and open to the public.

US Marine Corps Band, 202-433-4011 (Concert Line)

"The President's Own" encompasses the United States Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, and Marine Chamber Ensembles, and performs regularly at the White House and for more than 500 public performances across the nation each year.

Vienna-Falls Chorus, 703-242-7464

Vienna-Falls is a performing chorus for women of all ages. If you like to sing, enjoy musical harmony, choreographed dance, applause, performance & the stage, and the excitement of competition, you are invited to audition for membership.

Virginia Opera

The Virginia Opera Company is known and respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs. The Company has a working budget of $6 million with 36 mainstage performances in three markets reaching nearly 80,000 attendees, and a donor base exceeding 6,000 contributors.

Washington Chorus

The Washington Chorus is considered one of the foremost choruses in the nation and a cultural leader in the Washington metropolitan area. Each year, the 200-member Chorus presents its own subscription series at the Kennedy Center and frequently appears at the invitation of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, 703-799-8229

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA) is a not-for-profit organization of musicians and music lovers dedicated to making high-quality musical performances and opportunities accessible to the community.

Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera continues to move confidently forward on a great adventure that began when the company was founded in 1956. Decades and countless artistic leaps later, the Opera has achieved the stature of a world-class company and plays to standing-room-only audiences at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The company has received the designation "The National Opera" by the Congress of the United States of America.

West Springfield High School Band

The Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Marching Spartans and Concert Band represent West Springfield High School at many events throughout the school year.

Wolf Trap, 703-255-1900

As America's National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap has a wide range of artistic and education programs, enhances our nation's cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. A typical season performances ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to orchestra, dance, theater, and opera, as well as innovative performance art and multimedia presentations.

Woodbridge Flute Choir

Because of its unique focus on educating the flutist, members are given the opportunity to perform with and for professional artists, take private lessons, receive small ensemble coaching, and participate in weekend long events. The choir is a member of the Prince William County Arts Council, a division of the Prince William Park Authority.