Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Welcome to the Alton H.S.

Orchestra Page



Keep up with weekly announcements (Orchestra! Make A Note!). Scroll down for information and rehearsal schedules for Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Chamber Strings, Pit Orchestra, IMEA District 6 Senior Orchestra, and IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest. (photo by L. Smith) 



Orchestra! Make A Note  

Orchestra Practice Form
Symphonic Honors Practice Form
Practice Form Grading Rubric
Two practice forms are due at the end of most months. 
One practice form is due August 31.

AHS Orchestra Concert Schedule 2015-16

8th Graders Coming to AHS Orchestra!
I can be reached at or have your parents call 474-6967 with any questions about the AHS Orchestra Program

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Laura Plummer
Orchestra Director
(618) 474-6967 



Symphonic Orchestra


(Photo by Thornton Photography)


Symphonic Orchestra Syllabus

Symphonic (H) Orchestra Syllabus


Concert Orchestra


(photo by L. Smith)


 Concert Orchestra 2015-16 Syllabus



Chamber Strings


(Photo by Dawn Vogel)

The Alton H.S. Chamber Strings is open to any string player in the AHS orchestra program.  The Chamber Strings performs for weddings, banquets and other events in the Alton - Godfrey Community.  Funds raised from these performances go back into the AHS orchestra program and fund scholarships for the students.

Chamber Strings rehearses every Wednesday from 3:15 - 4:00.

Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances.

Anyone interested in booking the ensemble for your event contact: Laura Plummer, 474-6967.





Pit Orchestra 


THE PIT accompanies the annual Alton H.S. spring musical.  Winds, brass and percussionists are taken from Symphonic Orchestra winds, brass and percussion. Strings audition for open spots. We rehearse twice a week and then everyday/evening two weeks out from the show. It takes time, and it's hard, but we have a lot of fun in the process.  



ILMEA District 6


Senior Orchestra

ILMEA Audition info for AHS Orchestra

Link to ILMEA State Required Excerpt

Rienzi Overture Violin Audition Excerpts

Rienzi Overture Viola 

Rienzi Overture Cello-Bass



(photo by L. Smith)



ILMEA Website




IHSA Solo and

Ensemble Contest


(photo by L. Smith)

2014 IHSA Solo & Ensemble Contest Info for AHS Orchestra

IHSA Music Website

2013-14 IHSA Rules Book and Forms

AHS Orchestra Ensemble Entry Form

AHS Orchestra Solo Entry Form


 Orchestra Links


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Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton High School: 4200 Humbert Rd., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2700 Fax: 618-463-2092