About Orchestra

M-A’s Orchestra is a group performance ensemble over fifty students strong that studies and performs music spanning Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, and Jazz genres.

Mr. Kurrus started the Orchestra in 2011, and it has flourished ever since. Last year, the Orchestra earned a gold medal in WorldStrides’ Festival of Gold in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2015, the M-A Orchestra was invited to perform at the prestigious National Band & Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall. Other gold award-winning performances include the 2014 and 2017 Chicago Festivals of Gold and the 2016 Festival of Gold in Washington D.C.

In April 2019, the Orchestra will perform in the National Band and Orchestra Festival at Carnegie Hall.

Performance Schedule

April 17-20
National Band and Orchestra Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York
Wednesday, April 24
Chamber Music Concert (Optional), 7 PM, PAC
Tuesday, May 21
Spring Concert, 7 PM, PAC
Thursday, June 6
Graduation, 4 PM, Coach Parks Field

Photo Gallery


Nashville 2018:


Concerto in G Major (Nashville 2018):

Largo from the New World Symphony (Nashville 2018):

Brandenburg Sinfonia (Nashville 2018):

Marriage of Figaro (Chicago 2017):

Poem for Orchestra (Chicago 2017):

English Folk Song Suite (Chicago 2017):