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Welcome to Samohi, a great school with a long tradition of musical excellence. Several factors contribute to the strength of the music program. Among them are our strong elementary and middle school programs, supportive community, an outstanding music faculty and fine arts coordinator, enthusiastic administrative support, and most important dedicated parents and students like yourselves.

The Samohi orchestra program offers opportunities to all musicians, ranging from entry to advanced levels. Courses offered are the Beginning/String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, Intermezzo Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. All orchestras meet every day, with the exception of Chamber, which meets after school twice a week. Students in all orchestras receive one hour per week of sectional small group instruction taught by paid coaches funded by the Samohi Orchestra Parents Association.

We are pleased to welcome you to Samohi’s orchestra program and invite all parents to become involved in the Orchestra Parents Association. The OPA is a wonderful, welcoming group that supports and enhances the education that every orchestra student receives at Samohi. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at:

We look forward to another great year of music!

Jason Aiello, Director
Jim Wang, Director

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