The Frederick Douglass High School Orchestras are under the direction of Mrs. Sarah Payne. There are currently 3 orchestra classes at FDHS that make up various string ensembles throughout the school year. All of the FDHS Orchestras have received straight distinguished ratings at the KMEA Orchestra Assessment since the school has opened in 2017.
The Frederick Douglass Orchestras provide multiple opportunities for the students, including mentoring programs at Edythe J Hayes Middle School and Crawford Middle School, participation in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival, auditioning and participating in the KMEA All-State Orchestra, an after-school “Fiddle Club,” and a Tri-M Student Chapter.
For more information regarding the Frederick Douglass High School Orchestras, please contact the director Sarah Payne.