The Woodlands High School Orchestra

Welcome to the page of The Woodlands High School Orchestra! Please check this page for current events, photos, video and more. The Woodlands High School is one of six high schools in the Conroe Independent School District and is located just north of Houston in The Woodlands, TX.

Our orchestra program houses 5 string orchestras, an electric string ensemble, and various chamber ensembles all of which give various performances and compete throughout the year. The program of almost 200 string players is led by director Aaron Michaelson and assistant director Marissa Guarriello. This page will be updated regularly with information and reminders about events as well as hosting live streams of our meetings and concerts throughout the year! For more information on the orchestra and a full calendar, please refer to our official website at twhsorchestra.org. instagram: twhs_orchestra twitter: @twhsorchestra snapchat: twhsorchestra

Operating as usual

[02/01/21]   Happy to report that we had a very successful weekend at UIL Region 9 Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Competition. All our students received a 1st or 2nd division rating (the two highest scores) and we qualified 10 events and 15 students to compete in Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition latter in the year. We are very proud of all our students who participated.

TWHS Orchestra presents: Electrify your Symphony Concert with Special Guest Mark Wood 2020 Virtual Edition

Be sure to check out our ELECTRIFY YOUR SYMPHONY Concert with Special Guest Mark Wood. The concert premiered tonight on YouTube. Come join us as we rock out! Thanks to Mark Wood and his team for putting these amazing videos together!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyw8WV_qb2wwugHUa0kVLDtMji4P89Xi9

youtube.com Please enjoy our virtual Electrify Your Symphony Concert with Special Guest Mark Wood. We are so proud of all the work our students put into these videos, an...

We are so excited to announce that our Electrify Your Symphony Concert with Special Guest Mark Wood is finally ready. We will be premiering the concert on YouTube on Friday January 22nd at 7 PM. We hope you will join us. You will find the playlist of videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyw8WV_qb2wwugHUa0kVLDtMji4P89Xi9

[01/13/21]   Here is the link to this month's Orchestra Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/cu356

Conroe ISD

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Due to potentially hazardous road conditions during morning arrival times and anticipated staffing shortages, Conroe ISD will be closed on Monday, January 11, 2021. In-Person and Remote/Online Instruction will resume on Tuesday, January, 12, 2021.

TWHS Orchestra is please to release another sneak peak at our Orchestra Rocks Concerts with Special Guest Mark Wood, that will be released later this month. Please enjoy this rendition of Kansas' Song for America. In this time of strife in our Country, we hope that this song can bring a little peace, comfort, and unity to all.

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The First Nowell arr. Mack Wilburg

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from TWHS Orchestra. Please enjoy this beautiful rendition of The First Noel that our students lent their talents to. https://youtu.be/HIiDT8V9Ops

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Very excited to announce that the 2020 Virtual Holly Jolly Jingle put on by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion premiers tonight at 7 pm on the Pavilion's YouTube channel. We feel very honored to be the finale to this year's show. Here is the link to the show: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-3BA5qkBgT_7bMxe0SXQCOrxOdCwVxVW

Don't miss the premier of the 2020 Holly Jolly Jingle tonight on the Cynthia Wood Mitchell's Pavilion's YouTube Channel tonight at 7 PM. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-3BA5qkBgT_7bMxe0SXQCOrxOdCwVxVW

We are so excited to be the finale to the program

Tune in tomorrow to see us perform our Trans Siberian Tribute on the Pavilion Stage!

Here's a sneak peek of the Conroe Independent School District students performing on our stage for Holly Jolly Jingle! You can tune in virtually on December 16th at 6 PM right here -> https://bit.ly/3m5NGwf

Our holiday concert premieres tonight at 7 PM here on Facebook or on our YouTube channel. Hope you will join us for some holiday cheer.

[12/11/20]   TWHS Orchestra presents our Sounds of the Season Virtual Holiday Concert. While this is not our preferred way of giving a concert, we are immensely proud to keep the music going during these difficult times. We cannot wait to be able to perform live for you again, once it is safe to do so, but we hope that this virtual concert can add some festive joy to your holiday season. TWHS Orchestra wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy Holidays! Please Enjoy the concert!

Happy to announce that our Sounds of the Season Virtual Holiday Concert will premiere here on Facebook and on our YouTube channel tomorrow night (Saturday 12/12/2020) at 7 PM. Hope you will all join us for some festive cheer!

Our Concert and Chamber Orchestras are at the CWM Pavilion recording our Trans-Siberian music for Holly Jolly Jingle! The concert will be available for your listening pleasure soon! Our 4 soloists are rocking it- Hanging, Madison, Jieun and Ramsey!

Pastores a Belén

TWHS Orchestra wishes everyone a festive start to their Holiday Season. Plese enjoy Chamber Orchestra performing Patores a Belén arranged for Strings by Leroy Anderson. Also stayed tuned for our full Holiday Mosiac Concert Recording coming to Facebook next week.

Its beginning to look like a holiday concert. Look for the recording of our Holiday Mosaic next week.

We are so excited to release our virtual Orchestra Rocks! Concert with Special Guest Mark Wood. The full concert isn't ready yet, but we are excited to give you all a sneak peek. Please enjoy Muse's Supermassive Black Hole arranged by Mark Wood. The full concert will be released in January, so stay tuned for that.

Thank you so much to the Houston Symphony for working with our Chamber Orchestra over zoom today. It was an amazing clinic, we can't wait to have you work with us in person again, but this was a great alternative.

Here is the link to the Nov/Dec Newsletter. All the holiday concert information is in it.
https://www.smore.com/2cw5d

It is Spiritday at Crust Pizza in Alden Bridge. Just drop your recipt in this box when you pay for your Pizza. That way you support the orchestra. If you order and pay online make sure to put orchestra spirit night in the instructions when you check out.

With it being homecoming this weekend, with this video we would like to give a shout out to and remember all the amazing alumni from the past 25 years of TWHS Orchestra. Please enjoy Remember Me from Disney's Coco written by Michael Giacchino and arranged by James Kazik

More photos from tonight's Red and Green Parade. Thanks to Allison Lee Kleinpeter for taking the photos.

So proud of our Chamber Orchestra that performed at the Red and Green Parade tonight as part of our school's homecoming celebration.

Halloween Dance Party

TWHS Chamber Orchestra wishes everyone a Spooktacular Halloween. We would like to thank our phantom percussion section for playing along with us on this piece. Please enjoy Halloween Dance Party by Michael Hopkins

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of TWHS Orchestra, and 10 years of Mr. Michaelson as the Director. Ten years ago today TWHS Orchestra was giving a Tommy Tune Award winning performance in the school’s musical Singing in the Rain. Please enjoy this arrangement of the titular song from that show.

TWHS Chamber Orchestra is back with another round of Friday Performances. We would like to dedicate this song to all our fellow musicians, actors, and other artists that are struggling during these unprecedented times. There truly is no business like show business. Please enjoy this arrangement of There’s No Business Like Show Business from the musical Annie Get Your Gun. This song also holds special meaning for us, as our last in person performance was in our school's rendition of Annie Get Your Gun back in January.

Excited to have the McCullough JH Orchestra taping their Fall Concert on our stage tonight. Look for the recording of the concert on McCullough Orchestra's Social Media and our website in about a week's time.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Here is Concert Orchestra starting our 1st rehearsal of our 10th Annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tribute Concert. Covid-19 can't stop this show. Get pumped this year's show will be recorded and released via social media and YouTube the week of December 14th. Hope you will all tune in!

[10/06/20]   Don't forget that TODAY OCTOBER 6th is TWHS Orchestra Spirit Day at Chick-Fil-A in Alden Bridge

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TWHS Orchestra Newsletter

Here is the link to the October Issue of TWHS Orchestra Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/6mxw8

smore.com TWHS Orchestra WOW! Can you believe that we have made it through a full 9 weeks grading period. We are a quarter way through the school...

Join us TOMORROW OCTOBER 6TH All DAY at the Chick-fil-A in Alden Bridge. Just mention you are there for the Orchestra Spirit Night when you order. Drive through to support the orchestra. They serve Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, so 3 opertunities to help keep the music going.

[10/03/20]   A Great BIG THANK YOU to Mark Wood for the wonderful concert and question/answer session that he did for our program tonight. An Amazing Event. Thanks again....

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Orchestra. We hope all our neighbors are doing well and stayed dry this week. We hope this performance can bring some beauty to your day. TWHS Chamber Orchestra performing Won’t You Be My Neighbor (It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) from Mister Roger’s Neighborhood. Words and Music by Fred Rogers, arranged by Larry Moore.

Join us for an EPIC Performance

This event is open to the public, free and on zoom.
JOIN US: https://zoom.us/j/96003451743?pwd=UG02UmkyOVRKUVhmdVZTaURZZmpSZz09

Our Story

The Woodlands High School is one of six high schools in the Conroe Independent School District and is located just north of Houston in The Woodlands, TX. Our orchestra program houses 5 string orchestras, an electric string ensemble, and various chamber ensembles all of which give various performances and compete throughout the year. The program of over 200 string players is led by director Aaron Michaelson, who is an alumnus of the program, and assistant director Lea Gordon. This page will be updated regularly with information and reminders about events as well as hosting live streams of our meetings and concerts throughout the year! For more information on the orchestra and a full calendar, please refer to our official website at twhsorchestra.org.

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6101 Research Forest Dr
The Woodlands, TX
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