Howard County High School GT Orchestra


Concerto Competition Results

Congratulations to our concerto competition winners!

Nicholas Kim won the first place award and will perform the 1st mvt. of the Wieniawski 2nd Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony on our February 17th concert.  

Kevin Xu won the second place award and will be performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with HSGTO on our May 22nd concert.  

Michelle Wong was awarded an alternate position and will perform if one of our winners is unable to perform.

Honorable mention was awarded to Madeline Armes and Samuel Lam.  Thank you to all of our participants in today’s competition.


First Concert of the Year!

Our first concert will be on November 22nd, at 5pm and will be held at the Jim Rouse Theater in Wilde Lake HS. We will be performing Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Borodin's 2nd Symphony. This is a free concert!



BEN DENNE, Director
DAVID MATCHIM, Director of Personnel, Brass Coach

COLIN O'BRYAN, Director of Marketing, Low String Coach
TIM MCKAY, Director of Percussion



Contact Info

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Important information

  • Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at River Hill HS
  • For more information please contact the directors via email at: or by calling Ben Denne at 410-313-2839.
  • Weather Alerts will be posted on this site. Our inclement weather decision follows the Howard County public schools activities cancellation policy, but when in doubt check.
  • You MUST be in your school orchestra or band in order to participate.

Our Locations

  • Auditions: Howard High School. Ellicott City, MD
  • Concerts: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. Columbia, MD
  • Rehearsals: River Hill High School. Ellicott City, MD
  • Concerto Competition: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.