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Old 06-27-2008, 11:47 AM
Location: Norman, OK
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We plan on moving to COS in August. I have been researching the area high schools and am disappointed in what I'm finding concerning Orchestra programs. I've found one, Doherty High School, and have not been impressed by what I've read about that school. Can anyone tell me if there are any other COS high schools w/ orchestras?
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:41 AM
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Hi, I've been involved in D-11s orchestra program for the past 5 years, starting at Freedom and moving on to Jenkins and Doherty. The director, Mrs. Sabrina Baugh, is one of the best I have seen at getting the students involved in their music. They don't simply play, they also compose. I would encourage you to spend some time at the next concert, and I'm sorry, off hand I do not know when that will be. If you wanted to look at other schools in D-11, I have a friend with a son at Palmer. He says their program is pretty good as well. I am preparing a video of Doherty's last concert and, with Mrs. Baugh's permission, would be happy to share it with you. You can reach me at [email]timky1@msn.com[/email]
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:56 AM
Location: Black Forest, CO
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Yes, it seemed odd to me too. My daughter went to District 38, but even though they don't have orchestra, they do have really awesome band programs.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:43 PM
Location: Virginia
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Fountain Fort Carson offers "symphonic band" as a class. I would venture to say its relatively close to orchestra...grin!
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:14 AM
Location: CO
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Rampart High School in District 20 offers Orchestra. Their music program is one of the best in the state, although the band instructor is a real a** (opinion coming from the parent of a former RHS music student).

You could try calling each of the school district offices directly and asking them which of their high schools offer orchestra. I'm sure there are more than just the few mentioned here.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:26 PM
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Coronado High School has an award winning orchestra program.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:06 PM
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A little known resource you might want to check out is the Colorado Springs Conservatory (I'm sure you can Google it.)
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:02 PM
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I'd just like to throw this on here if anyone else is looking for information about the Doherty Orchestra. As a former student, Mrs. Baugh is one of the best orchestra teachers in the city. She has a way to keep her students passionate about music and to make music a priority in the school and in the community. Doherty is definitely one of the better high schools in the city--if you want a good education here you can get it. I came out as a sophomore in college and 36 credits. The orchestra program is a great place. We are second only to Coronado. Don't discount Doherty aginst Mitchell, Coronado, or Wasson.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:08 PM
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Check out Thomas MacLaren School (a relatively new charter school in D11). Academics are rigorous, and it has a fantastic orchestra program. The orchestra teachers are the concertmaster and first viola for the COS Philharmonic, and they are nothing short of amazing. Definitely worth a look!
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:05 PM
Location: Colorado
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Sand Creek High School in D-49 has an orchestra program. It is new, so they are trying to grow it.
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