There are many opportunities outside of RHS to develop your skills and repertoire as a musician. Many of them require audition and diligent practice; others just require you to show up and do your best. These opportunities are listed below in the sincere hope that many of you will take advantage of them.

All-State Orchestra

The most competitive ensemble in the state. Only the finest, most accomplished musicians may enter this ensemble. Two rounds of audition are required. Audition requirements and additional information can be found at the GMEA website.


Clayton County Honor Orchestra

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This orchestra, supported by Clayton State University and directed by Dr. Richard Bell is for outstanding Clayton County string musicians. Entrance to the ensemble requires an audition in late August consisting of scales, a solo, and sight-reading. Interested students should ask Mr. McDaniel or contact Dr. Bell at RichardBell@clayton.edu or call 678-466-4745.


Southern Crescent Youth Orchestra

A youth orchestra composed of outstanding high school string musicians from Clayton, Henry, and Fayette Counties, and surrounding areas. Audition requirements, fee information, and contact information can be found at their website.


Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia

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Named in honor of William Grant Still, the dean of Black Composers, Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia of Metropolitan Atlanta (Sinfo-Nia), celebrates over 25 years of instructing thousands of young talented instrumental and dance students, as well as providing over 400 performances locally, nationally and internationally. Audition requirements, fee information, and contact information can be found at their website.