The high school orchestra program provides an opportunity for students to continue their study of a string instrument throughout high school. The program provides its members an opportunity to represent the school and community through a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. Students registering for orchestra must have previous experience playing a stringed instrument (violin/viola/cello/upright bass). After registration, orchestra members will be placed in an ensemble based upon student ability/experience and the ensemble's instrumentation needs, as determined by the director. The group is dedicated to the study, preparation and performance of music from a variety of musical time periods as well as a survey of music theory and music theory as it relates to the repertoire performed in class.

Students may be placed in one of three Orchestras:

  • Orchestra,
  • Intermediate Orchestra, and
  • Advanced Orchestra.

Students perform four major concerts and participate in multiple festivals and contests throughout the year. Additional opportunities include:

  • Chamber Orchestra,
  • All State Orchestra,
  • Honor Orchestras,
  • Solo/Ensemble Contest,
  • Large Group Contest and
  • small ensemble performances.