Gahanna Orchestras

OMEA Ensemble Practice

Our friends at two.fifty.four have made their space available for students preparing for OMEA Solo & Ensemble. You can reserve a block of time here! 🎻🎺🎷🎼 In order to help kids prepare for the OMEA we will be opening the the Two.Fifty.Four Gahanna Youth Center (254 Agler Rd) to provide a practice space for the ensembles on Friday 1/17 and 1/24.  You must register for an open slot in order to use the practice space. Please include the names of your g...

Every three years, the orchestra program travels to destinations that expand our students' experiences with Arts and Culture; however, for a few families, there can be a financial burden standing in the way.

Sponsoring a student's travel is a gift that creates wonderful opportunities and lasting memories!

If you are interested in contributing — at any level — please Contact Mr. Dengel at 614-269-4693 or [email protected]

Next Departure: June 1, 2020
Destination: New York City

Here are some photo highlights from concerts and rehearsals this past week. Enjoy!

Join the ❄️ GLHS Chamber Orchestra ❄️ at the base of the tree 🎄 this Sunday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. for a community-wide sing-along 🎹🎤at Visit Gahanna Holiday Lights Celebration Gahanna - 2019. 🎅⛄️

Here's the line-up for next week!

Save the Date! 🎻🎹
Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Our annual GLHS Orchestra Bonfire is coming up on Friday, October 11 from 7-9 at Friendship Park!

Parents can sign up here to help.

Second Annual Bass Day at Ohio State

Our friends at The Ohio State University School of Music will be hosting their annual BASS DAY on October 6! The is a great opportunity for our double bassists.

Registration deadline: October 1 Sunday, October 6, 2019 Hughes Hall • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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We hope you'll be able to join us for the 'Family Ice Cream Social' hosted by GLIMB. RSVP here! You're invited to Family Ice Cream Social - Click here to RSVP

GLIMB Tag Day 2019 is in the books!
Thank you, Gahanna! A new day-of record. 🏆

If we missed you, please mail in the envelope 📨 we left at your door. If there is no envelope and you would like to contribute, please visit 📲

GLIMB Tag Day is this weekend! This one-day campaign raises funds to support the 6-12 grade orchestra and band programs in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. For more information about GLIMB, visit

Tonight is our Interest Meeting for sixth grade beginners and their families. The presentation will be about 60 minutes in length. We are excited to welcome a new crop of orchestra musicians to the Family.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra performs the soundtrack to Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (LIVE!)

We are planning a trip to the Ohio Theatre on Oct. 19 to hear the Columbus Symphony perform the score 🎻🎼 to Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.' 🎅🧟‍♂️🎃

Click here to be included in our group ticket order. 📽🎟 ORDER DEADLINE: Friday, September 6, 2019 Family members encouraged to attend. Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. Ohio Theater Ticket Cost: $25 Discount possible if enough people are interested! Option to travel to Ohio Theater via bus, departing from the GLHS Orchestra Room.

The school year is off to a great start! And this Friday the GLHS Orchestras will have their annual fall movie night in the orchestra room. 🍿📽 Doors open at 6:45. The movie begins at 7pm, and pickup is at 8:45pm. Students are encouraged to bring pillows, sleeping bags, ... and even an inflatable mattress. 🎬

For our composer friend Doug Spata, we present his wonderful piece ‘Falconer.’ This is one of our four summer camp groups presenting a concert tonight at 5:30!

A few photos from our annual camp COLOR WAR! 🎨

We here at the Gahanna Orchestras would like to publicly thank Kimberly for making thumbnail selection for this slideshow so easy.

Camp Color War: Success Story

Monday’s Gahanna Orchestra Fashionistas! Maybe tomorrow we’ll work on our posing and picture-taking skills 🤣

[07/19/19]   Just a few more days until ORCHESTRA CAMP! 🏕 It's *not* too late to have your child attend!! Meet us on Monday morning (8:45 a.m.) at the check-in table in the GLHS Auditorium Lobby to register and pay for another amazing week.

We had a great time at our annual orchestra cookout! 🌭🧺

Thanks to everyone who didn't let the threat of rain ⛈ deter you. It was dry and sunny 🌥 the whole time - thankfully!

Thanks to all our wonderful students and families for making 2018-2019 such a great year!

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On Tuesday, we will honor each of our HS students and award the Patricia McKown, Directors, and National School Orchestra Awards!

Backstage. Post-Concert. #chaos

Orchestra Potluck & Cookout 2019

We're looking forward to our annual orchestra cookout/potluck 🌭🍔 on Wednesday, May 29 from 5-7. This is open to all 6-12 orchestra families 🎻, and is our way of celebrating the last day of school!! 👨‍🏫☀️

Sign-up here! Woodside Green Park, Wednesday, May 29 from 5-7 p.m. Open to middle and high school orchestra students and their FAMILIES! Hotdogs will be provided by the Gahanna Lincoln Instrumental Music Boosters (GLIMB).  Come and enjoy the conclusion of a successful school year!

[05/14/19]   You're invited!
We're looking forward to seeing YOU at tonight's final concert of the year. 🎻

GLHS Aud. at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Ross rehearing (and faux-drumming) with Symphony I on ‘Born To Be Wild’! See you at tomorrow’s concert!

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Symphony concertmaster Joanna Frankel will play the $35 million, 276-year-old violin once owned by Niccolo Paganini at the Ohio Theatre, and was given a short time to rehearse on it in the Columbus Museum of Art.

Take a look at what you'll hear!

We hope you'll join us this Tuesday, May 14 for a tremendous performance by our high school orchestras! The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public!

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Here’s a short sample of next week’s HS Orchestra ‘Finale’ Concert! 🎻Join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday for an exciting performance in the high school auditorium. Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

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Part of being a great musician is knowing how to take care of your greatest instrument: your EARS! We recommend these Etymotic Research musician's earplugs to protect your hearing.

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Camp is a great way for siblings to spend time together!

Here we see two brothers in their native orchestra camp habitat. Look at the speed and grace with which they show their familial bond - using color powder.

We are grateful to have MANY siblings and great field photographers to capture these moments in our orchestra program! #siblings #youhavesomethingonyourface #letmegetthatforyou #colorwar #poof #brothers

Camp 2019

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@cityofgahanna new Sunpoint Park ☀️ has outdoor instruments! @gahannaarts @gahannajeffersn

Paganini Violin Exchange – Greater Columbus Sister Cities

ICYMI: Paganini's violin (nicknamed "The Cannon") is coming to the Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus Symphony. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and hear this 276-year-old instrument outside its home in Genova, Italy.

Made is 1743, Paganini's violin was made by one of Italy's great luthiers - Guarneri. This Italian national treasure is on permanent display at the Palazzo Doria-Tursi in Genoa and has not been in the United States since 2003! Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, with the generous support of Columbus City Council, Commune di Genova, the Harold C. Schott Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Symphony, Columbus Museum of Art and CAPA, is proud to host this Italian national treasure in Columbus from Ma...

NO SPOILERS! We promise. Just enjoy and share freely. GLHS Chamber Orchestra at the Gahanna-Jefferson Schools. #noconductor #becomeone #watching

Camp 2019

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Camp Pre-Registration

Have a middle school string player? Be sure to sign them up for our 4th annual Summer Orchestra Camp! Please let us know if your family is considering enrolling your middle school musician in the Gahanna Orchestra's Summer Camp. Rehearsals. Games. Activities. Fun. Concert! July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00-4:00 Gahanna Lincoln High School Cost: $50 (collected on-site) For students on free and reduced lunch...

Counselor Application 2019

Counselor Applications for our summer orchestra camp are due Monday! Counselor Training and Set-up: July 21 (12-5 p.m.) Camp Dates: July 22-26, 2019 The application will be due in a week. We need honesty when filling out the form, and if there is anything that you think we might need to know, please tell us so we are prepared.

Why Arts Matter to Colleges: Set Yourself Apart when Applying in STEM

Want to learn how the Arts set students apart during the college search and application process? Be sure to register, attend, and take notes during this FREE presentation on April 17th. Join presenter Meredith Graham to discover why the Visual and Performing Arts are critical to success in both applying to college and life beyond! Meredith is a trained chemist and experienced college admissions professional, having worked at Cornell, Boston University, Kent State, and Purdue. Her b...

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426 days until we travel to NYC. It seems a long way off, but it will be here before you know it!

We're in New York City watching a gorgeous sunset glinting off the Empire State Building.

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