Austin High Orchestras and individual students regularly compete and excel in UIL music events, at the varsity and junior varsity level, including:
- Full orchestra concert, including students from AHS band
- String orchestra concert
- Solo performance
- Ensemble performance
UIL (University Interscholastic League) organizes inter-school competitions across the state in athletics, academics, and music. It was created by the University of Texas at Austin and “exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests,” according to its site.