- Chamber Strings & Concertino: AHS Orchestra has two standing chamber ensembles of 20-25 students. These groups meet each week at 6:15 a.m.: Chamber Strings on Tuesdays & Concertino on Thursdays. They perform regularly around the Twin Cities as well as at school concerts.
- All-State Orchestra: Students in Minnesota have the phenomenal opportunity to audition for a high-level Orchestra experience: working in a week-long camp with a professional conductor and other musicians from around the state. Auditions are in March, and additional information will be available soon.
- All-District Orchestra Assistant: Many AHS Orchestra members were members of the 281 All-District Orchestra in 5th and/or 6th This is a large group of students that meets once per week after school on Monday afternoons. Several High School students are needed to volunteer weekly to help with tuning, setup, and the actual rehearsal of the group.
- Middle Level Honors Orchestra (9th Grade Only): The Middle Level Honors Orchestra is a group of 7 – 9th Grade students that functions as a preview for All-State Orchestra. Students submit taped auditions in October, results are tabulated by early January, and rehearsals and performances are on Feb. 17 and 18. Additional details are available from Mr. Martin.