Upcoming activities:

Feb. 8: UW Orchestra Festival (Philharmonic)

Feb. 16: WMEA Conference Performance (Philharmonic)

March 1: SW Orchestra Quad Concert, 7 p.m.

March 10: EWHS Music Boosters Gala Dinner

March 20: SKMEA Orchestra Festival

March 22: Orchestra Concert in Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.

April 26: Masterworks Concert, 7:30 p.m. @ Shorewood

May 25: Leavenworth

June 5 and 12: Spring Concerts




Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to perform featured solos in the Masterworks Concert:

Ava Gehlen-Williams

Helen Nguyen

Andrew Tjandra

Dana Wenzel

Thanks to all students who tried out. I appreciate your hard work!

The Masterworks Concert will be held Thursday, April 26 at Shorewood High School




Quad bowings

Full orchestra practice parts

Solo & Ensemble Contest is February 3 at Lynnwood HS. Registration and Payment due Jan. 3.

Solo Registration

Ensemble Registration


Practice Room Sign-in

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! Please check this website regularly for updates. 


All students and parents should read the orchestra handbook and complete the appropriate survey below. Please print out the signature page from the hand out, complete, and return to Mrs. Helseth asap.

9th grade Orchestra Survey

Grade 10-12 Orchestra Survey


Parent Survey

Students are using Canvas for performance assessments and journal entries. All students need to be able to access their EWHS Canvas account. 

Students are expected to bring their charged Chromebook to class every day, and check their Edmonds School District e-mail at least once per day.

Skyward messaging will be used to distribute class announcements to students and parents. Please make sure your e-mail address in Skyward is current so you don't miss out on important messages!

Orchestra fees:

  • Instrument use: every student using a school instrument in school or at home needs to pay $25 in the MAIN office.
  • Uniform rental: every student new to the EWHS Orchestra program needs to pay $20 in the ASB office.
  • All students in orchestra are required to purchase an ASB card. $50 in the ASB office.

FUNDRAISER: Entertainment Books will be distributed Sept. 15. Pay $25 in the ASB office.

Remind.com: Please text the appropriate course code to 81010 to receive important class announcements. 

All Orchestra students: @ewhso

Philharmonic and Full Orchestra students: @ewhsp


Contact your teacher:

Mrs. Helseth: helsethk@edmonds.wednet.edu 

Philharmonic music links:

Herbert serenade parts

Grieg Holberg Suite parts: "Arrangements and Transcriptions" > "for String Orchestra (Grieg)"

Tchaikovsky Serenade parts: (loudlibrarian version)

Would you like to suggest a piece to add to our library? Please fill out a new music request formYou can browse pieces on jwpepper.com and imslp.org.