Symphony Orchestra - This orchestra meets Monday evenings during the year and includes students from the Sinfonia and Sinfonietta along with select members of the CRHS Cougar Band. This orchestra competes in UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests in the spring semester and, in select years, travels to compete in a music festival.

There’s more to life than class rank, and grade point average.


The most vibrant organization on campus, orchestra is a family of musicians who enjoy making music together. Sinfonia, Sinfonietta, Philharmonia White, Philharmonia Maroon, and Camerata meet daily. In addition, the Symphony Orchestra meets on Tuesday evenings in the fall and on Monday evenings in the spring.

The Cinco Ranch Orchestra program consists of six performance ensembles. All students in the various performance ensembles perform at regular concerts throughout the year, participate in community service projects and are encouraged to participate in the fundraising process. Members participate in the UIL solo and Ensemble Contest in February and the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests in the spring semester. Additional activities include auditioning for Region, Area, and All-State Orchestras and other youth orchestras in the Houston area. All students are encouraged to participate in all social activities planned for the orchestra program and our annual spring trip.

Philharmonias Maroon and White - These non-varsity orchestra ensembles have after school rehearsals and participate in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in the spring semester.

Orchestra Student Officers for 2015-2016
President
Ethan Vargas
Vice-President
Sydney Maeker
Librarians
Alex Tan, Patrick Ward
Social Officers
Donna He, Samuel Mukade
Historians
Bailey Ritchie, Justin Wang


Camerata Orchestra - This is a non-varsity orchestra ensemble. Members may audition to participate in sectionals and evening rehearsals of the Philharmonia Orchestra for the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in the spring semester.

Sinfonietta Orchestra - Also a non-varsity ensemble, this orchestra has after school sectionals and participates in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests in the spring semester. Members of this orchestra combine with the Sinfonia Orchestra and members of the CRHS Cougar Band to form the Cinco Ranch High School Symphony Orchestra.

Sinfonia Orchestra - This varsity ensemble has Monday night rehearsals and occasional after school sectionals. They participate in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contests in the spring semester. Together with the Sinfonietta Orchestra and select members of the CRHS Cougar Band they form the Cinco Ranch High School Symphony Orchestra.