Welcome

☆ 2023-24 Achievements ☆

10 students advanced to state in Solo & Ensemble UIL, and one student received Best in Class recognition at the AISD Solo & Ensemble event

Non-Varsity: 1 / Superior for Concert and Sight Reading at both Full Orchestra and String Orchestra UIL, winning a Sweepstakes (top score from all judges) at String UIL

Varsity: 1 / Superior for Concert and Sight Reading at both Full Orchestra and String Orchestra UIL, winning a Sweepstakes at both

Our director, Ana Maria Solis-Herrera, was named
Austin High’s Teacher of the Year!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

And the many orchestra families who have given so generously.

Updates

Save the Date

  • Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 to 7:00 pm: Incoming 9th grader meet and greet
  • Final exams week: Turn in school instrument or send in a photo (see below)
  • May 27, Memorial Day Weekend: UIL State Solo & Ensemble Competition; details on performance time sent to participating students
  • August 5-9: AHS Orchestra Summer Camp! (Scroll down to register)
  • See the calendar for all other important dates.

Turning in Student Uniforms and Instruments

All students must return their uniforms properly cleaned (either dry cleaned or machine washed depending on the label found on the uniform) by Friday, May 17th. All seniors and students who are not returning to the orchestra program should dry clean their uniforms. Students who do not return their uniforms properly cleaned must provide a $25.00 check made to the Austin High Orchestra Booster. 

All seniors and students who are not returning to the orchestra program must also return their school instruments by the orchestra final exam date. For inventory purposes, all other students who borrow school instruments need to upload a photograph of their instrument and label of their instrument to blend by final exam day.

We Need Volunteer Leads for Next Year!

We are in need of parent volunteers for the 2024-2025 school year to help with the following positions. If you are available or have any questions, please contact Ms. Solis or Joy Lobb.

  • Trip Planner: If there is an adult volunteer who is interested in helping the orchestra with scheduling and planning trips, please let us know!
  • Uniform Room Team: Ms. Solis needs volunteers who are available throughout the year to keep the uniform room organized and tidy, help determine how many uniforms need to be ordered, and assist students on days/evenings when they have orchestra performances.
  • Food Team: Assist with planning, buying, and serving food at orchestra events. 
  • Fundraising Team: Assist with fundraisers like coffee sales, auctions, merch sales, etc. 
  • Volunteer Team: Join the list of people we contact with there’s a volunteer need at concerts, fundraisers, and events.

Register for AHS Orchestra Summer Camp!

This year, our annual summer camp will be held from August 5 through 9, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students—especially new students—to bond and have fun together, learn new music for fall concerts and competitions, work with private instructors by section, get measured for performance uniforms, play games, have fun, and more!

Please make every effort to have your student attend so they won’t be behind when the school year starts! Also, be on the lookout for an email coming soon with discount codes for students who have Charms credit. 

Register and pay using the form below. Even if you need to pay with cash or check, please still complete the form, choose pay by check (even for cash), and then turn your payment into Ms. Solis or bring it to the first day of camp.

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