Falls Church High School Orchestra Department
The Falls Church High School Orchestra Department was established in 1972 under the direction of Theresa Fay. The ensemble consisted on six students. Today the orchestra department is the largest performing arts department at Falls Church High School with over 100 students enrolled in the program across three performing ensembles.
The three orchestras - Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, perform three concerts each year, various events throughout the FCHS community and the state orchestra orchestra assessment. The orchestras consistently receive superior ratings at state assessments. The orchestra department has won national competitions including first place finishes in Orlando, Williamsburg and New York City.
Concert Orchestra is open to any student at Falls Church High School. Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras are audition only ensembles.