Southwest High School
Performing Arts Council

Orchestra

Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra (CO): The Chamber Orchestra is the flagship string ensemble at Southwest. This advanced ensemble is an auditioned group and performs a variety of string repertoire. The group performs several times each year and tours annually in the spring. The goal of this ensemble is to further hone both the individual and large-group musical skills of each student and prepare students for continuation in music beyond high school. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Wixson.

String Orchestra

The String Orchestra is an ensemble that performs intermediate-advanced literature, does not require an audition for membership, and performs regularly throughout the year. The goal of this ensemble is to further hone both the individual and large-group musical skills of each student and prepare students for continuation in music beyond high school. This ensemble is directed by Mr. Wixson.

Pit Orchestra

The Pit Orchestra performs with the school musical each year. As the musical changes every year, the instrumental needs of the ensemble vary considerably to meet the needs of the show. See the Pit Orchestra website for instrumentation and audition details.

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