Welcome to the 2015-2016 South Salem Orchestra Website
I am excited to meet new students and families, and see the veterans again. Please refer to this website for all information relevant to the South Salem High School and Leslie Orchestra programs. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year!
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR MUSIC DAY ASAP!! MUSIC DAY IS OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR, AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH.
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South Salem High School – 1910 Church St. SE - Salem, Oregon 97302 - 503-399-3252
- String Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra - Christopher Noel – email@example.com
- Choir - Will McLean – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Band and Symphony Orchestra - Benjamin Stokes – email@example.com
South Salem High School’s entire music department has been nationally recognized as a Gold school in the Grammy Signature School program.One of the top schools for music in the country.
The band program is led by Benjamin Stokes. Past directors include Travis Freshner, Mary Lou Boderman.Since the OSAA State Band Contest began in 1987, the SSHS’s Wind Ensemble has won in 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The Wind Ensemble also performed in Shanghai and Beijing in activities surrounding the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.
The South Choirs are directed by Carol Stenson. Since the state choir championship began in 1987, SSHS placed first in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2010.
The Orchestra program is directed by Christopher Noel since 2013 and previously led by Brandon Correa. The state orchestra championship also began in 1987, and SSHS placed first in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2014. In 1989, Oregon added Full Orchestra to the state competition; SSHS won in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015.