The South County High School Orchestras, located in Lorton, VA (Fairfax County) consists of roughly 120 students in grades 9-12 performing throughout three ensembles. The SCHS Orchestras have a longstanding tradition of excellence, consistently earning high ratings at VBODA events as well as various festivals across the East coast. The SCHS Orchestra program strives to provide the highest quality musical experience for all students with the hopes of fostering a love of music that will extend well beyond the classroom. Members of the SCHS Orchestras are challenged to develop both strong individual skills and the necessary ensemble skills to ensure a polished performance. The SCHS Orchestras offers a collaborative, supportive and fun environment where students can be a part of something larger than themselves.

Orchestra Auditions

Calling All New Students & Up and Coming Freshmen

Students who will be NEW to SCHS for the 2019-20 school year who are interested in being placed in an advanced level Orchestra class (Symphonic or Chamber) MUST audition for placement. Returning students must have the director’s approval/recommendation to move into an advanced level class. Some may require an audition (see Mrs. Swift for more info). Placement in Concert Orchestra does NOT require an audition but DOES require prior experience on a stringed instrument. Audition materials can be found on the Student Info page. Questions? Email Mrs. Swift at

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District X Orchestra Assessment
Saturday, March 2, 2019

The South County High School Concert Orchestra will participate in the District X Orchestra Assessment on Friday, March 1st at Falls Church HS. The South County High School Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras will participate in the District X Orchestra Assessment on Saturday, March 2nd at Falls Church HS. Orchestra Assessment is a state-wide event and is a highly educational and rewarding experience for all participants

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Calling All Volunteers
Monday, February 4, 2019

Everything we do in the orchestra is made possible by our volunteers. The SCHS Orchestra Booster Club is looking to fill open positions for next year. Click on "Booster Board Members" on the Boosters page to see the current positions and vacancies. If you think you can provide your time and talents to make the next year better, please send an email. Thanks always for your support.

SCHS Orchestra Booster Club


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