A large, string orchestra comprised of students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass. All incoming freshmen begin in this group, and no audition is required, but students should have experience playing in an orchestra. Students have the opportunity to audition for Philharmonic and upon entry must concurrently enroll in both Concert Orchestra and Philharmonic. Emphasis is placed on the development of intermediate and advanced playing technique required for mature literature, as well as sight-reading practice. This group performs a wide array of string orchestra literature, ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Concert Orchestra participates in the SKMEA large group contest, performs at the Winter and Spring Concerts, and combines with the other orchestras for the Quadrant Concert in February and the Leavenworth tour in May.