Orchestra Awards

There are many awards available to motivate and reward outsanding Samohi Orchestra students for their achievements and contributions.

Maestro Award

Presented to a senior orchestra student for excellence in musicianship, service and leadership to the Samohi Orchestra.

Glen Katz Award

This award is presented annually to a senior music student who is planning
to pursue music in college and has made significant contributions to the Samohi Music Department.

National School Orchestra Association Awards

Under the sponsorship of the Music Educators National Conference, two students are selected for this award each year based on outstanding performance and their contributions to the orchestra.

Individual Orchestra Awards

These awards are presented to the most outstanding musicians in each orchestra; two students in the Symphony, Philharmonic, Chamber, Concert and String Orchestras, and one student in the Beginning Strings.

Con Brio Awards

The Con Brio or Spirit awards are given to the two students who have made significant overall contributions to the orchestra program.

Kiwanis Finalists

Certificates are presented to the finalists in the annual Kiwanis solo
instrumental competition.

Fermata Awards

Graduating seniors who have participated in the orchestra program for four years are commended with certificates.