The high school orchestras are curricular classes (1 credit) that accept all string instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, and harp) under the direction of Mr. Roberto Iriarte. The orchestras rehearse daily as a string orchestra to review, maintain and refine pedagogical techniques for bowed string instrument performance. There are 2 string orchestras: Chamber Orchestra (by audition) and Sinfonietta.
    The string orchestras perform a minimum of 4 formal concerts throughout the school year plus additional performances at festivals, OMEA competitions, elementary school concerts and community events. Literature chosen for the string orchestra comes from the standard orchestral repertoire including selections on the Ohio Music Educators Association Contest List and Prescribed Lists by the American String Teachers Association. Solo & Ensemble contest is strongly encouraged to develop individual skills and small group skills in Chamber Music (small ensembles of 2-8 players). Soloists and Chamber groups may also have additional opportunity to perform as a supplement to the large group experience for performances at school and community events.

    Symphonic Orchestra including woodwinds, brass and percussion may be a part of the orchestral experience for some Chamber performances at the discretion of the orchestra director. Membership in the Full Orchestra (woodwinds, brass and percussion) is contingent upon enrollment in top concert band and recommendation of the head band director. An audition may also be required. These spots in the orchestra are very limited and are considered an honors position in the orchestra program. The wind and percussion section rehearses outside the school day and requires advanced technical proficiency as well as mature musical thought.
    Hudson Music Association parent volunteers work with Mr. Iriarte to provide Fun and Fundraising opportunities for these talented string students. Please consider offering your talents through this organization; all parents who have a student enrolled in the HHS Orchestras are automatically members of HHSMA. Hard earned fundraising dollars support the orchestra program. Student uniforms are provided by HHSMA Orchestra funds so that students can rent them at affordable rates and have the correct size throughout the year. Some school-owned instruments are provided for daytime rehearsals and maintained in top condition. We have fundraising initiatives planned that will build the 2019-2020 trip fund. Traditionally, the orchestras travel bi-annually; some years the travel is domestic and other years, they may travel Internationally. Fundraising monies also cover the cost for group State Contest fees and miscellaneous expenses that allow the program to run smoothly.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Uniform Committee - 10-12 volunteers to assist several times a year with fittings, organization and collection of uniforms
    • Cookie Baker – 6-8 volunteers to bake goodies to be served after the December concert
    • Football Concessions  - 60 volunteer spaces available during the season to sell/prepare food at the concession booths
    • Tag Day – parent drivers, the more parents we have representing orchestra, the greater the $$$ earned for the Orchestra Program
    • Orchestra Fundraising – committee members to oversee planning and execution of fundraising events
    • OMEA State Contest - 20-40 volunteers needed to work over the course of this 2-day event in February each year

    As always, we need many volunteers to work with the Hudson Music Association to raise monies to provide support for our music programs. Please contact Heather House and Deb Landefeld to see how you can become involved! Orchestravp.hhsma at gmail.com


  • Thank you 2018 Trip Sponsors! HHSO_Play_Dynamically

    Maestro Sponsor


    December Chamber Guest Conductor

    Rena Glover Goss

    Inner Circle Sponsors

    Callahan's Logo

    Great Lakes

    LTech Solutions



    Studio Strings

    Patron Sponsors

    Jennifer Abdoo, REALTOR - KWChervenic

    Aurora School of Music

    Cleveland Violins

    Donato's Pizza

    First National Bank

    Anthony M. Fratantonio, DDS

    Fussy Cleaners

    Great Clips of Hudson

    Hallgarth Orthodontics

    Hudson Heating Company

    Hudson Montessori School

    Hudson School of Music

    The Jaffray Family

    Sarah & Forrest Norman

    Olde Eight Mulch

    Pavlick&Reppas-Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

    Kristi & Eric Riggle

    State Farm, Nicole Salmon Agent

    Vizmeg Landscape Inc.

      Program Sponsors

    Akhai Public Relations, Inc.

    Cortland Bank

    Dave's Cosmic Subs

    Dr. Robert McElhinney

    The Murdough Foundation

    Nosh Eatery

    Frank G. Radis, DDS, MS, INC.


    Great Lakes Baking Company

    OMEA Donations

    Gionino's Pizzeria

    The Open Door Coffee Co.

    Children’s Play it Again Sale Food Donations

     Acme Fresh Market

    Dave’s Cosmic Subs

    Domino’s Pizza

    Giant Eagle

    Gionino’s Pizzeria

    Jersey Mike’s

    Jimmy John’s

    Papa John’s

    Peace, Love & Little Donuts

    Starbucks in Twinsburg




  • Jersey Mikes Fundraiser

    Tuesday, October 8, 4-8 pm

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  • Fall concert date change!
    Due to a school calendar conflict the Fall orchestra concert listed in June newsletter has been changed to Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
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  • Attn Orchestra Parents!!

    Concession Volunteers Needed for 2019 Hudson Varsity Football Home Games & Band Events

    Click here to sign up

    Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 18

    Parade of Bands Oct 5

    Volunteer Instructions

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  • Trip T-shirt Art Contest!

    Students who are interested in designing the 2020 trip t-shirt should start working on their designs this summer!  More details on this contest will be available on the website this summer and in the August newsletter. 

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  • Orchestra Spirit Wear

    Rube Adler Webstore is open for orders with delivery to school in September.  Deadline to order is Friday, August 30, 2019.  Click here for a flyer.

    You can also stop by their store in Solon to place an individual order.

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