Orchestra is open to Lower, Middle, and Upper School students by audition. This group performs throughout the school year and competes both as a group and as individuals in the TPSMEA and TAPPS regional solo and ensemble contests. Students may advance from the regional contest to the state level if a performance is rated superior at the highest level of difficulty. Advanced students are encouraged to audition for the TPSMEA All-State Orchestra. The Awty Orchestra also rehearses and performs with the band as the Awty Full Orchestra.