Howard County High School G/T Orchestra (HSGTO) is an auditioned orchestra of 100-110 students from all 12 high schools in Howard County, Maryland. The orchestra is under the direction of Benjamin Denne, Colin O'Bryan, and James Woomert with Tim McKay serving as the director of percussion and David Bacon serving as our personnel manager and brass coach. The orchestra was founded in 1998 by Kathy Cammarata and was formerly known as The Howard Regional Youth Orchestra. HSGTO performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2004 and 2007, the Midwest Cinic in 2009, and at the Eastern Division Conference of MENC: The National Association for Music Education in 2005.


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Partnership

Since 2013, HSGTO has enjoyed a partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The partnership allows our students to sit side-by-side with members of the symphony on the stage of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to prepare and perform music in a professional setting at a professional level. In addition, this partnership allows the winner of our concerto competition to perform on the Meyerhoff stage accompanied by the Baltimore Symphony. Click here to read a news article about this partnership.