Marquette High School Symphony

Janis Peterson, Director



Upper Arlington High School

Symphony Strings

John Deliman, Director



Caprock High School Orchestra

Diana Goad, Director



Madison High School Orchestra

Rick Hansen, Director



Lassiter High School String Sinfonia

Carol Doemel, Director



Roosevelt High School Orchestra

Anna Edwards, Director



Carmel Symphony Orchestra

Soo Han & Rachel Tookolo, Directors



Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra

Christine Gero, Director



Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra

Marcus Tsutakawa, Director



Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra

Marcus Tsutakawa, Director



Clear Lake High School Symphony Orchestra

Bryan Buffaloe, Director



Lord Byng Secondary Academy Orchestra

Odette Kurth, Director



Diamond Bar High School Orchestra

Seh Ahn and Steve Acciani, Directors



Newport High School Philharmonic

Christine Gero, Director



Clear Lake High School Chamber 1 Orchestra

Bryan Buffaloe, Director



Klein High School Chamber Orchestra

Creston Herron, Director



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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