Announcing A New Beginning
The McLean Orchestra 45th Anniversary Season!

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LemCapt. Robert Lemuel Miller, USNR (ret.)
October 19, 1936 to April 1, 2015

It is with genuine sadness that the McLean Orchestra announces the passing of Capt. Robert “Lem” Miller, USNR (ret.), beloved father and dear friend, supporter and trustee of the McLean Orchestra. Lem passed away on April 1, 2015.  Lem was born in Ft. Worth, Texas then raised in San Angelo, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University, BA Mathematics, University of Texas, MA Mathematics/Operations, and received additional MA’s in Psychology and Accounting.

Lem served in the Navy/Navy Reserve for 26 years and retired at the rank of Captain. He worked for the federal government and contractor companies in the DC metro area over a 43 year career in systems engineering. He retired while working for SAIC. Lem was an avid lover of the fine arts. As a kid he played the alto saxophone and sang bass in choirs in high school, college, and in church. He sang with the Texas All State Choir in 1954. In his adult life Lem performed in the 70′s and 80′s with the Fairfax Jubilaires and the Alexandria Harmonizers (Barbershop choirs).

His support of the fine arts and social organizations was extraordinary and had memberships in organizations including Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Phillips Collection of Washington D.C, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Building Museum, United States Capitol Historical Society, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Black Tie Inc. of D.C, Saturday Dinner Dances at the Sulgrave Club, Embassy Series of Washington, D.C, Fort Myers Officer’s Club, National Society of Arts and Letters, and the Army and Navy Club of Washington D.C. Most recently Lem served on the Board of Trustees for the McLean Orchestra.

The Miller Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Lem’s name, to any of the charitable organizations that he supported, such as the McLean Orchestra.   For further information about the memorial service or to make a donation please call 703-893-8646.


McLean Orchestra

The critically acclaimed McLean Orchestra is a local institution that has continued to provide live, professional-level orchestra concerts for over 40 years. We feature affordable, enjoyable and enriching concerts to residents of McLean and the surrounding communities.

The McLean Orchestra strives to nurture the next generation of classical musicians through its McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO) while promoting the MYO’s international orchestral exchanges.

We want to express our most sincere appreciation to the loyal concert attendees, patrons and volunteers for keeping the music alive for over 40 years!

McLean Youth Orchestra

The McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO) was founded in 1983 to provide the finest possible musical education to students who represent the future of classical music in the community. Designed for musically advanced middle and high school students; MYO offers the the opportunity to play in an accomplished orchestra while further developing their musical skills.

The McLean Youth Orchestra is proudly supported by:

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