About Our Program
Wando High School is a public high school located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina with an enrollment of over 4,000 students. The orchestra program at Wando High School has consistently earned Superior ratings at SCMEA Concert Festival and has performed at various locations in the greater Charletson area as well as Southeastern U.S. The Wando Orchestra program is the largest high school orchestra program in the tri-county area with over 165 students!
There are three orchestras in our program: Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Honors Orchestra.
Concert Orchestra performs music of grade level 3-4 and meets for 90 minutes a day during 2nd and 4th blocks. The longer class period allows us a greater focus on technical development, while also leaving time for nurturing our musical expression and study of standard repertoire. Memebership in Concert Orchestra is open to those students who have been playing for at least three years.
Chamber Orchestra performs music of grade level 4-5 and meets for 46 minutes per day during 3A. With a continued focus on technical development, Chamber Orchestra also focuses on performing a wide variety of music at a high level. Membership in Chamber Orchestra is by audition only and students receive honors credit for their participation.
The Wando Honors Orchestra is in its third year for the '17-'18 school year. The Honors Orchestra performs music of grade level 5-6 (professional) and meets for 46 minutes per day during 3C. The focus of Honors Orchestra is to develop a mature, professional tone and high level ensemble skills. The Honors Orchestra serves as the recruiting group for our Spring recruitment tours.