Aurora High School has 2 orchestras as part of the regular school day.
The Philharmonic Orchestra is a 64 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 three years. This year the group is moving up to the most difficult classification - Class A. Members of the band join the orchestra during the December concert to form a 80 + piece full orchestra.
The Concert Orchestra is a 43 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. This year the group is moving up to Class B.
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 occasionally 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.
Concert Dates and Required Events
Saturday, Sept. 27th - City Fall Festival Performance, 3:00 PM at Sunny Lake Park (Casual concert dress - Orchestra Polos)
Thursday, October 23 - Fall Concert at AHS Auditorium, 7:00 PM (Formal concert dress) * Please note the Twinsburg Concert has been rescheduled for next year.
Wednesday, December 17 - AHS Orchestra Concert, 7:00 PM at AHS Auditorium (Formal dress) Select band members will join to form a "Full Orchestra"
Saturday, Feb. 21st - Steak N Strings Benefit Dinner, 6-8 PM at AHS. Rock orchestra will perform
Friday, Feb. 27th - AHS Orchestras perform at OMEA STATE Orchesta Competition at Brecksville Broadview Hts. Time TBD (Formal dress)
Tuesday, April 28th - AHS Orchestra Spring Concert and Awards Ceremony, 7:00 PM at AHS Auditorium (Formal dress)
Saturday, May 30th - Select Philharmonic Orchestra students to perform for AHS Graduation Ceremony, 4:00 PM at Kent State MAC Arena (students wear shirt and ties, but will not wear school uniforms)