AHS Information and Documents

As in past years, Orchestra Fees are used to purchase music, pay for guest clinicians and pay for ISSMA Contest Fees as we continue to strive to provide life-changing musical experiences for our students, school and community.  Orchestra Fees are listed below and are due by Friday, September 27th In addition, students who play school owned Cellos and Basses will once again pay the $100 ACSC School Owned Instrument Maintenance Fee.

Symphony Orchestra – $50

Philharmonic Orchestra – $25

Intermezzo Orchestra – $25

Concert Orchestra – No Fee

Under Construction

ISSMA Preview Concert and ISSMA Contest Information

The Symphony Orchestra will perform 2 times during the week of April 4th.  The ISSMA Preview Concert will be on Thursday, April 7th in the AHS Auditorium.  ISSMA Organizational Contest will be held on Friday, April 8th OR Saturday April 9th.  We are requesting a performance date on Friday, but ISSMA will dictate whether we perform on Friday or Saturday.  Please keep both dates open until we have confirmation from ISSMA.  As a reminder, all performances are a required part of the Orchestra curriculum and worth a test grade.  ISSMA Contest is worth 2 test grades.

ISSMA Rehearsals

We have a very limited amount of rehearsals with the woodwinds and brass to prepare for ISSMA and only 2 rehearsals with percussion before ISSMA.  Unlike the band program where students are expected to attend evening rehearsals throughout the school year, we have just a handful of evening rehearsals.  These rehearsals are vital to the success of the program and are each worth a quiz grade.  Please mark the following rehearsals on your calendar for the Spring Semester.

Tuesday, March 1st

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

ASO Strings

Wednesday, March 9th

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

ASO Rehearsal with Percussion

Monday, March 21st

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

ASO Violins ONLY

Tuesday, March 22nd

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Wednesday, March 23rd

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

ASO Cellos and Basses ONLY

Tuesday, April 5th

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

ASO Strings

Wednesday, April 6th

Time TBD

ASO Dress Rehearsal with Percussion

Thursday, April 7th

Time TBD

ISSMA Preview Concert

Friday, April 8th OR Time TBD

ISSMA Contest (Location TBD)

Saturday, April 9th Time TBD

ISSMA Contest (Location TBD)