NEWMAN SMITH ORCHESTRA
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The Newman Smith Orchestra was founded in 1978 and has earned consecutive Sweepstakes awards at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest since 1987 with its varsity string orchestra -- one of the longest streaks in Texas. Newman Smith regularly sends large numbers of students to All-Region Orchestra, as well as Area and Texas All-State Orchestras each year, and continues to rank high in the Texas State Honor Orchestra competition; we are proud to be one of the most competitive programs in the state.
The Newman Smith Orchestra has enjoyed many trips to compete in places such as New Orleans, San Antonio, Chicago, New York and Disney World. Socials are a big part of the NSO experience -- a chance to meet new people and make lifelong Orchestra friends. The NSO students and directors are a tight-knit family, a home away from home.
Create meaningful connections to music written by the world’s greatest composers while playing alongside your friends and expressing yourself through music. Being a part of the NSO enriches your experience not only in high school, but also nurtures a lifelong love and appreciation of music, whether you pursue a music degree or not.