Aurora High School has 2 orchestras as part of the regular school day.
The Philharmonic Orchestra is a 57 piece auditioned string orchestra consisting mostly of Juniors and Seniors. They participate in the OMEA STATE Orchestra and have earned a "Superior" Rating in Class B for the past two years. Members of the band join the orchestra during the December concert to form a 70 + piece full orchestra.
The Concert Orchestra is a 41 piece string orchestra consisting mostly of Freshman and Sophomores. They participated in the OMEA STATE Orchestra Event last year and earned a "Superior" Rating in Class C.
The AHS Rock Orchestra is an after school club that meets 1-2 times per week. Students perform on 2-3 concerts as well as for community events such as the Aurora Relay for Life. Students perform on electric violins, as well as traditional rock instruments and learn to improvise and play off of rock charts.