The Charlottesville High School Orchestra poses on stage for a group portrait

DURING THE PAST Thirty years, Virginia’s Charlottesville High School Orchestra program has grown from eight members to 150 and has earned a national reputation for excellence. Consisting of String Ensemble and Concert Orchestra, we have garnered top prizes in music festivals from New York to Chicago; Atlanta; Boston; Dallas; Williamsburg; the Caribbean; Virginia Beach; Myrtle Beach; London, England; Vienna, Austria; and Florence, Italy. We have performed by invitation at five VMEA conferences and at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic.


  • Dates Coming Up franceprospectus

    Saturday, March 14, afternoon District Orchestra Concert Assessment, Buford
    Thurs-Sat April 9-11 All-Virginia Orchestra and Bands, Va Beach
    Mon Apr 20, 7 – 9 p.m. CHSO Pre-trip Rehearsal, CHS MLK PAC
    Thurs-Sun Apr 23-26 CHSO Spring Trip to Boston
    Sun May 10, 7:30 p.m. CHSO Spring Concert

A student holds a bass