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Performing Arts

Girl playing violin with orchestra

Orchestra classes start in sixth grade and continue through high school.  Interested students choose between violin, viola, cello or bass. String Orchestra students learn a creative life skill: making music!  Our students perform for the community and Norwood's elementary schools as well as state competitions.  

Norwood High School is proud to expand the excellent work of our musicians.  In high school orchestra, our students continue to grow and musical technique and aptitude.  They enjoy working with instrument specific clinicians, attending field trips, performing for the community and even performing on a National level.  In the past, Norwood Orchestra has been invited to perform for an international audience in Chicago, Nashville and Disney World.

Our Orchestra teacher is Mrs. Allison Marshall who has been teaching for 18 years.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Miami University, Suzuki Certification from Capital University and her Graduate degree from Xavier University.  Along with teaching public school, Mrs. Marshall currently performs in several Symphonies in the area.  In 2022, Mrs. Marshall was awarded Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Teacher of the Year.

In May 2022, Mrs. Marshall was awarded Teacher of the Year for Norwood City Schools. She is dedicated to bringing the joy of music to as many students as possible!

Follow the orchestra on Facebook via Norwood Orchestra.

2022 Teacher of the Year Allison Marshall
Silhouettes Dancing

Silhouettes is our award winning show choir with a long tradition of success in Norwood City Schools.

Students audition annually to participate.

Mr. Adam Robinson is a teacher and show choir director. He welcomes you to follow the Silhouettes via Facebook for performance information or any of their social media channels:

Silhouettes picture in red


Music helps every subject
High School Band

Middle School and High School Band involves teamwork, reading music, playing instruments, and more.

Norwood has concert band and marching band. Learn more by following social media or getting involved in Band Boosters.

Mr. Jacob Lee leads our band and works with other supporting music teachers in the district as well.

Norwood High School Band 2022



2020 Award winner for Best Communities for Music Education
Elementary kids play instruments at fine arts expo