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Dear Samohi Orchestra Musicians and Families,

Welcome to Samohi, a great school with a long tradition of musical excellence. Several factors contribute to the strength of the music program. Among them are our strong elementary and middle school programs, a supportive community, an outstanding music faculty and fine arts coordinator, enthusiastic administrative support, and most important, dedicated parents and students like yourselves.

The Samohi orchestra program offers opportunities to all musicians, ranging from entry to advanced levels.

Courses offered are the Beginning/String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. All orchestras meet every day, with the exception of Chamber, which meets after school twice a week. Students enrolled in Concert, Sinfonia, Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras receive one hour per week of sectional small group instruction taught by paid coaches funded by the Samohi Orchestra Parents Association.

We invite you peruse this website for information about our program, schedules, upcoming events, and more.

If you would like to be included in our database and receive our orchestra parent e-mails, send an email to samohi.orchestraparents@gmail.com.  We are pleased to welcome you to Samohi’s orchestra program and look forward to sharing information with you.

Joni Swenson, Director
Jason Aiello, Director