About our orchestra


Since 1979, the Wauwatosa West High School Orchestra in Wauwatosa, WI has grown from nine students to 108. The orchestra performs at two major concerts a year and participates in an All City String Festival as well as the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest.

They also sponsor a Holiday Kinderkonzert for young children of the community in early December. They have traveled to locations such as Toronto, Canada, New York City and Beijing, China for education and performances. Check back and visit our site often to get all the latest news about our orchestra!


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State Solo and Ensemble at UW-Milwaukee

Congratulations to all students who participated in the state level Solo and Ensemble Festival at UW-Milwaukee!

Simon Ng and Aidan Hogan were both nominated for the Exemplary Soloist Award, a difficult honor to achieve. Aidan Hogan officially won the Exemplary Soloist Award for his cello solo of the St. Saens Cello Concerto in E minor, Movement 1.


Picture: The low string quintet getting ready to perform their arrangement of the Overture to “Barber of Seville.” 

Good luck at state, WSMA Solo & Ensemble people!

These people who participated at the district level WSMA solo & ensemble, are now advancing onto state! Good luck to them!

Ajmal Taujoo, Ali Hanus, Simon Ng, Max Herteen, Lucas Ruggeri, Michael Pook, Caleb Vollmers, Aidan Hogan, Bradley Nowacek, Lauren Fassbender, Adam Fendos, Bella Zeimet Weston Gray, Faith David, Ian Carroll, Nick Price, Zipporah Salm, Adie Davies, Adam Brener, Aidan Ayala, Nadiyah Salawdeh, Ali Hanus, Muskan Kanungo, Sofi Gallegos, Sarah Laszewski.
State Solo and Ensemble is at UW- Milwaukee on April 29th from 8AM to 4PM.

Honors recital and State Solo Information

Congratulations to all orchestra students who participated in this Saturday’s District Solo and Ensemble!

Honors Recital: Sunday, March 26th, 2 PM at St. Anne’s (3800 N. 92nd Street, Milwaukee): This is an optional recital for students who qualified for State Solo and Ensemble based on their performance at District Solo and Ensemble. Come hear some the orchestra’s top players!
State Solo and Ensemble at UW Milwaukee: April 29th, 8AM to 4:30 PM