Friends of Saguaro Orchestra

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Friends of Saguaro Orchestra (FOSO) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt booster club for strings. We hope you will join us in meetings, volunteering, and fund raising so that our students can have the best possible experience in the strings program.

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Past Events


View the recordings from our holiday concert.



Festival of Lights



Pachelbel Christmas

Website slideshow



I am happy to announce that the Symphonic Orchestra received a Superior with Distinction at the area Concert Festival on February 26 at ABODA. The Saguaro students have received Superiors at ABODA in the past but never the distinction award. This is when all 3 judges give you a superior. They will now be moving on to the State Concert Festival.

Pictured below: Orchestra Seniors who participated. From left to right Felipe Carceller, Cole Soto, Anna Jakubczyk, Ashley Latin, Logan Harrison, Daniel Hutton, Marisa Foster, Makayla Zubal, Aidan Jacobson and Director Eileen Wright

Coming Soon 2019-2020 Concert Videos

Bumblebee Retreat Slideshow

Eileen Wright

Orchestra Director - Eileen Wright

Ms. Wright graduated cum laude with her Bachelors of Music Education with a violin concentration from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. Ms. Wright received her Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting at The College of New Jersey. Ms. Wright taught strings in the Philadelphia Public Schools for 17 years before she came to Arizona. In Philadelphia she instituted the first Suzuki Cello Program in the Philadelphia Public Schools. Ms. Wright has been Orchestra Director at Saguaro High School since 1999, achieving many superior ratings and performances throughout the United States. In this capacity she has also been Orchestra Chair of the Central Regional Orchestra. Ms. Wright was also the editor of the Arizona String Teachers Association Publication. Ms Wright has directed the Scottsdale Unified School District Advanced Honors Orchestra. She has been on faculty at Scottsdale Community College as Orchestra Director since Fall 2014.

Donations Accepted:

Donations are for the entire orchestra program, not an individual student.

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FOSO Board Officers

President – Toni Macy

Vice-President – Kate Gookin

Treasurer – Sherri Ketterer

Secretary – Melissa Jones

Webmaster – Doug Macy

Fundraising Committee – Patricia George & Michelle Schulte