Welcome to the
Highland High School Orchestras

Highland High School opened in the fall of 1993, and the Highland Orchestras currently consist of five performing ensembles, with an enrollment of over 250 students. In December 2002, the Highland Symphonic Strings became the first orchestra from an Arizona high school to perform in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Highland Symphonic Strings have also appeared twice at the prestigious Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL: in 1997, and most recently in December, 2007.

2015 Central Region Orchestra Members

Congratulations to all of the Highland Orchestra students who auditioned for the Central Region Orchestra. We are proud of each and every one of you for your efforts. You make us very proud with your dedication, professionalism and your smiles!

The following students were selected as members and alternates for the 2015 Central Region Orchestra/Band:

Rachel Ellsworth - Violin I
Marinne Hammond - Violin I
Shannon McConaghie - Violin I
Mikenna Giauque - Violin I
Marissa Turnage - Violin II
Siarra Reed - Violin II
Abigail Walker - Violin II
Brooke Carling - Violin II
Aileen Chin - Violin II
Grace Cluff - Violin II
Raquel Hansen - Viola
Ethan Buell - Viola
Hanter Kim - Viola
Reilly Greer - Viola
Chloe Calvino - Viola
Spencer Holmes - Cello
Brigham Ray - Cello
Beric Bearnson - Cello
Dan Ekberg - Bass
Connor Richardson - Bass
Fox Myers - Bass
Griffin Kern - Bass (Band)
Emily Walker - Harp (Band)

Ammon Gilliland - Violin (2nd alternate)
Aubrie Buechting - Viola (1st alternate)
Shannon Ramsey - Viola (2nd alternate)