Upper Arlington High School Instrumental Music





“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato


THANK YOU for your tax-deductible donation in support of the Upper Arlington High School instrumental music programs.  We invite you to come enjoy the performances of our student musicians.


Donate online at THIS LINK



Make checks payable to:
  UAHS Band/Orchestra Boosters

Mail to:  UAHS Band/Orchestra Boosters
   P.O. Box 12084
   Columbus, OH 43212-0084

Donor Levels
□ $10 Section Leader
□ $25 Soloist
□ $50 Concert Master
□ $100 Drum Major
□ $250 Composer
□ Other __________



Symphony, Chamber, Concert & String Orchestras

Date             Time             Event                                                       Location

Oct. 27         3:00pm         UAHS String Spooktacular!                     HS Auditorium

Nov. 19         7:00pm         UAHS Fall Philharmonic                         HS Auditorium

Dec. 9          7:30pm         Hastings MS Orchestra Concert               Hastings MS

Dec. 16         7:00pm         Jones MS Orchestra Concert                   Jones MS

Mar. 31         7:00pm         UAHS Orchestra Concert w/8th              HS Auditorium

April 4           all day           Central Ohio String Festival                  HS Auditorium

May 8           7:30pm         Hastings MS 7/8 Orchestra Concert        Hastings MS

May 9           7:00pm         District 4th Grade Orchestra Concert      HS Auditorium

May 10         7:00pm         Jones MS 7/8 Orchestra Concert             Jones MS

May 13         7:30pm         Hastings MS 5/6 Orchestra Concert        Hastings MS

May 14         7:00pm         Spring UAHS Orchestra Concert             HS Auditorium

May 20         7:00pm         Jones MS 5/6 Orchestra Concert            Jones 


From its beginnings in 1922, to a program offering students the opportunity to perform in one of six orchestras, the UAHS Strings program allows students to participate in various festivals and adjudicated events each year.  The UAHS Orchestra have performed at Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Detroit Symphony Hall, Toronto, Chicago, the Bahamas, China, and New York at the United Nations.  In 2017, the UAHS Orchestras represented Ohio at the commemoration events for the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  In Spring 2018, the UAHS Symphony Strings performed the world premiere of Golden, a newly commissioned piece by local composer Richard Jordan Smoot in honor of the Upper Arlington 2018 Centennial Celebration.  Last February, the UAHS Orchestras participated in a Disney Performing Arts Workshop and recorded a portion of a Disney Animated feature film in a professional studio environment.  In July 2020, the Symphony Strings will travel to Scotland to participate in the Stirling Bridge Festival, a 5-day celebration of music and culture from the four corners of the world, where they will contribute in a series of individual, shared and gala performances.  We look forward to our centennial in 2022!

You can find additional information on UAHS Orchestras and Events at:


Marching Band (UAMB)
Football Pre-Game & Halftime Performances

Aug. 30 @ Reynoldsburg
Sep. 6  Belmont
Sep. 20 Westerville South

Sep. 27 @ Lancaster
Oct. 4  @ Westland
Oct. 11 Hilliard Davidson
Oct. 18 Marysville
Oct. 25 @ Central Crossing
Nov. 1 Dublin Coffman (Senior Night)



All games begin at 7:00 pm.

UAHS Band Performances
Date      Time        Event                                 Location

Sep. 1      6:00pm    Golden Bear Bash                      Tremont Center
Sep. 2     10:00am    Labor Day Arts Festival             Northam Park
Nov. 7      7:30pm     Indoor Concert Extravaganza    HS Auditorium

Symphonic, Concert & Jazz Bands
Date      Time        Event                                Location

Mar. 4      7:00pm     Winter Band Concert             HS Auditorium
Apr. 29     7:00pm     Spring Band Concert             HS Auditorium

The UAHS Band Program consists of the Golden Bear Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pep Band. 
The Golden Bear Marching Band is a traditional military style show band, similar in style to the OSU Marching Band, which performs a new show for each home game and is committed to the entertainment of the crowd and enthusiastic support of the football team.  Performing at more than 50 events each year, the band program is a dynamic and active part of the community.  Students have the opportunity to work with nationally known clinicians and to perform at national events such as the Gator Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl, Sugar Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl.  They also perform at festivals and events throughout the year.  In December 2017, the Golden Bear Marching Band had the distinct honor of traveling to Phoenix to march in the Fiesta Bowl Parade.  They represented Upper Arlington well, earning a 2nd place high school band award based on music and marching.  While in Phoenix, the band toured the Musical Instrument Museum and also played for a homeless family shelter in the area.  Celebrating its 90th year, the UAMB will travel to Orlando to march down Main Street in the Walt Disney World Parade on March 14, 2020.

You can find additional information on UAHS Bands and Events at:


Annual UAHS Musical Pit Orchestra
During the 2019-2020 school year, Orchestra and Band Members will perform in the pit orchestra as a part of the annual musical production of the UAHS Vocal Music Department.  Past performances include Mama Mia, The Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins and West Side Story.
For more information, go to their website:


Band and Orchestra Boosters
The Upper Arlington High School Band and Orchestra Booster organizations are vital parts of the instrumental music program.  The Boosters lend moral, physical and financial support whenever and wherever needed.


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