The White Station High School Honors Orchestras are for all students with previous string instrument experience. Enrollment in the Advanced Orchestra is based on auditions that occur in late April and early May. No audition is required to enroll in the Intermediate Orchestra. While the majority of our students come from White Station Middle School, more than ten different middle schools are represented in our orchestras.
Our annual performances include: Fall Concert – Winter Holiday Concert – All-West Tennessee Regional Honors Orchestras & All-State Honors Orchestras (by audition) – The Spartan String Festival with the White Station Middle and Elementary Orchestras – Concert Festival – May Senior & Awards Concert.
Thirty-nine of our students were selected for the 2022 All-West Tennessee Regional Honors Orchestras. Eleven students were also selected for the 2022 All-State Honors Orchestras.
Several of our students also perform with the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Memphis Youth String Orchestra, the Prizm Chamber Music Program, and the GPAC Youth Symphony.
Recent orchestra alumni are now attending The University of Memphis, Christian Brothers, Rhodes College, UT-Knoxville, UT-Chattanooga, MTSU, Austin Peay State University, The Univ. of Missouri, Rice, Purdue, DePaul, The Los Angeles College of Music, U. of Southern California, Howard, UC-San Diego, Vassar College, Indiana, Ohio State, and Penn State.
. The Band and Orchestra trip to New York City - March 2020
The view from the Empire State Building; The group touring Lincoln Center; The New York Philharmonic Concert; Our performance at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
- Leonard Bernstein