Welcome to the SHS Orchestra web page! A student's high school experience should be diverse and include multiple areas of study, and the orchestra program provides a unique part of that experience. The Orchestra Department is made up of the non-auditioned String Choir, the auditioned Symphony Orchestra and Chamber String Ensemble. More information about each group (and pictures!) can be found on separate pages.

Our focus is to develop a greater love of music through musical study and performance. Students in these ensembles have the opportunity to participate in large string ensembles, small chamber ensembles, full orchestral ensembles, and to study theory and music history. We also extend our love of playing by visiting the Madison Symphony Orchestra at Overture Hall each year, and touring to Elementary schools or other venues in the community.

Two years ago we traveled to Nashville and Memphis, TN to learn even more about various genres of music and perform them. Tours happen every year in the Music Department, rotating between Orchestra, Band, and Choir. Our tour last year was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, but we hope to continue this tradition as soon as it is safe!

The Orchestra program strives to create a cohesive, enriching, and life-enhancing experience for all students to prepare them for life in an ever-changing world.

SHS Orchestra Handbook

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