Check out our new Orchestra website updated January 2015!

Goshen High School presents many learning opportunities for students:

  • Philharmonic String Orchestra
  • Symphonic String Orchestra
  • Camerata Chamber Orchestra
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Crimson Quartet
  • Red Thread Jazz String Orchestra
  • Symphonic Full Orchestra
  • Musical “Pit” Orchestra

For current announcements, calendar events, handouts, and additional information be sure to check out and use Parent/Student login “GoshenOrch”.

High school music students continue learning and improving technique begun at earlier levels. String Orchestra classes are held during the school day while Symphonic Full Orchestra meets on Monday nights during the last three 9 week grading periods combining the Symphonic String Orchestra with auditioned Wind, Brass, and Percussion students. Students earn additional credit for participation in the full orchestra. High School Orchestra members perform at several concerts throughout the year, and compete in ISSMA Solo, Ensemble, and Organizational contests.

The Camerata Chamber Orchestra meets outside the school day generally on Wednesday and Friday mornings before school, and also earn credit hours for participation.

Classes are aligned to National Music Standards and Indiana State Music Standards. Our orchestra program has a reputation of continued excellence in performance and in competitions. The Orchestras have consistently received Gold Awards in Competition and the Symphonic Full Orchestra has been named to ISSMA State Finals four of the last five years being recognized as: one of the TOP THREE high school orchestras in the ISSMA Indiana State Finals in 2006(2nd), 2007(2nd by tie breaker), 2008 (3rd)and again in 2009(3rd)!

The Goshen School Orchestras are under the musical direction of