• Welcome to the site for Lawton Chiles High School Concert Orchestra.
         Concert Orchestra is a string ensemble made up of ninth through twelfth grade students.  The orchestra meets every school day and performs around five concerts a year.  After graduating a large senior class last year, 48 students are in Concert Orchestra this year and 22 of those are Freshmen! 
         There are no audition requirements for the orchestra.  It is preferred, and students will have the most success, when they have had three years' experience in a middle school orchestra or private lessons.  Nevertheless, students of varying experience levels are able to come together to play and experience the rewards of being in a large instrumental ensemble.
         Concert Orchestra plays a wide variety of musical styles.  There include but are not limited to baroque, classical, romantic, and occasionally lighter styles.  Additionally, Concert Orchestra sometimes combines with members of the Chiles Band to perform works for full orchestra.