...A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Anderson High School’s orchestra program consists of two orchestras and has around 100 students. The Symphony Orchestra has performed both nationally and internationally in places such as Disney World and the Bahamas. In competition, the orchestra has been selected to play at the American String Teacher Association’s 2006 National Orchestra Festival in Kansas City, MO and in 2013 in Providence, RI where the group received a second place finish, as well as at the National Orchestra Cup held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center NY, NY in 2007 and 2009 where the group both times received first runner up. AHS Philharmonic received 1st Place in High School class AA at the Music in the Parks festival in 2010 and in 2013. The Anderson Symphony Orchestra has also received consecutive superior ratings at the OMEA State Adjudicated event since 2009. The Anderson Orchestras have also had the privilege of collaborations with the Ohio University Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The collaborations with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have included pre-concert performances by the Anderson Chamber Orchestra at Cincinnati’s Music hall as well as joint concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra held at Anderson’s Titus Auditorium, under the baton of Robert Trevino, in January of 2012.