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. Most recently, the Orchestra earned a gold medal in WorldStrides’ Festival of Gold at Chicago Symphony Hall.

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 Chicago Festival of Gold and the 2016 Festival of Gold in Washington D.C.

In 2018, the Orchestra will travel to perform at the Festival of Gold in Nashville, Tennessee, from March 16 to 20. Click here to view the itinerary.


Please click here to make payments for the 2018 Nashville trip. The second payment was due January 12.

Performance Schedule


March 16-20
WorldStrides Nashville Festival of Gold
Tuesday, April 3
Chamber Music Concert (Optional), 7 PM, PAC
Monday, May 21
Spring Concert, 7 PM, PAC
Thursday, June 7
Graduation, 4 PM, Coach Parks Field

Photo Gallery


Marriage of Figaro (Chicago 2017):

Poem for Orchestra (Chicago 2017):

English Folk Song Suite (Chicago 2017):