History 

2002

Marquette High School Symphony

Janis Peterson, Director

 

2003

Upper Arlington High School

Symphony Strings

John Deliman, Director

 

2004

Caprock High School Orchestra

Diana Goad, Director

 

2005

Madison High School Orchestra

Rick Hansen, Director

 

2007*

Lassiter High School String Sinfonia

Carol Doemel, Director

 

2008

Roosevelt High School Orchestra

Anna Edwards, Director

 

2009

Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Soo Han & Rachel Tookolo, Directors

 

2010

Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra

Christine Gero, Director

 

2011

Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra

Marcus Tsutakawa, Director

 

2012

Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra

Marcus Tsutakawa, Director

 

2013

Clear Lake High School Symphony Orchestra

Bryan Buffaloe, Director

 

2014

Lord Byng Secondary Academy Orchestra

Odette Kurth, Director

 

2015

Diamond Bar High School Orchestra

Seh Ahn and Steve Acciani, Directors

 

2016

Newport High School Philharmonic

Christine Gero, Director

 

2017

Clear Lake High School Chamber 1 Orchestra

Bryan Buffaloe, Director

 

2018

Klein High School Chamber Orchestra

Creston Herron, Director

 

2019

Diamond Bar High School Orchestra

Seh Ahn and Steve Acciani, Directors

 

*2006 The Orchestra Cup Event was not held

Past Champions

The Orchestra Cup began in 2002 in Branson, Missouri before moving to its permanent home in New York at Lincoln Center. Since its debut, the festival has featured many of the America's most outstanding student orchestras.  From chamber ensembles to full symphony orchestras, thousands of young musicians have taken part in this unique and prestigious concert performance experience.  Though each year only one group takes home the coveted Orchestra Cup trophy, every orchestra that takes the stage does so with the class and dignity befitting the best ensembles in the country. 

“The Orchestra Cup provided our students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform on a world-class stage in front of world renowned adjudicators. This experience is one that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We cannot wait to come back!”

 

Creston Herron - Klein High School

2018 Orchestra Cup Champion

“The National Orchestra Cup competition is a unique festival that provides students with an unforgettable opportunity to perform in one of our country’s top concert halls with world class adjudicators.  The staff at Forte Festivals is truly outstanding and provide their participants with first class hospitality and go over and beyond to ensure you and your students have the best experience possible”

 

Bryan Buffalo - Clear Lake High School

2013 & 2017 Orchestra Cup Champion

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