H.S. Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras  View Blog


Aurora High School has 2 orchestras as part of the regular school day.

The Philharmonic Orchestra is a 60 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 37 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.

Please click on the Orchestra Calendar for an up to date list of concert dates and events.

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  • Forms and Fees are due Friday, September 5th

    Please turn in the following forms.  They can be located in the Files/ Links area to the right:

    1. Handbook Contract
    2. Emergency Medical Form
    3. Uniform Dry Cleaning Form
    4. Polo Shirt Order Form (new students and freshman)
    5. Tux Shirt Order Form (new students and freshman)
    6. AUB Membership Form (vonluntary)

  • Smart Music Enrollment

    Because of a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, we now have free access to Smart Music, a powerful practice and assessment tool. Students need to use the following links to register for the class. Please use the code handed out in class and students should use their google password as the smart music password

    Concert Orchestra- https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/118881

    Philharmonic Orchestra - https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/118882

    Students, parents and school faculty receive free Tech Support Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM ET. If an issue arises the number to call is 866.240.4041.

    IPAD USERS - Once a student has an account they may go to the App Store and download the free SmartMusic iPad App. Make sure that they DO NOT download the ‘SmartMusic InBox’ App as this is the wrong one. SmartMusic currently is not operational on Android devices or Cloud-based devices.



  • STATE Orchestra Competition

    Parent volunteers are needed for the OMEA STATE Orchestra Competition on Friday, February 27th.  Please read the Information Sheet and email Mr. Burdett at jburdett@aurora-schools.org if you can help.  Thank you.

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