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During the past two decades, Virginia's Charlottesville High School Orchestra program has grown from eight members to 130 and has earned a national reputation for excellence. Consisting of String Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, and a Chamber Music program, the CHS Orchestra has garnered top prizes in music festivals from New York City to Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Williamsburg, the Caribbean, Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach, and Vienna, Austria. The CHS Orchestra has also performed by invitation at five VMEA conferences and at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic. We invite you to look, listen, and participate.  
  The Boyd Tinsley Fund

The most famous graduate of the CHS Orchestra Program, Boyd Tinsley (’82) of the Dave Matthews Band, has made a generous donation to the Charlottesville City Schools. MORE...
  Charlottesville High School String Quartets

The CHS Orchestra has a tradition of fostering excellent student string quartets. MORE...
  Atlanta Trip a Success

Congratulation to all the members of the orchestra for spectacular rating at the festival in Atlanta
  Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm: CHSO Parent Booster meeting (CHS Orchestra room.) 

Congratulations to all members of the CHS Orchestra for their spectacular performance on April 21. We earned two superior ratings, 1st place in Division V, 2nd place in Division VI, and five soloist trophies in the Atlanta Fiesta-Val.