Friends of Saguaro Orchestra

Welcome !

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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Upcoming Events


For a complete listing of this year's events go to the Calendar page.



Click HERE to see the 2020 etudes


Symphonic Orchestra - Superior, 1st Place, Best Overall Orchestra

Advanced Concert Orchestra - Excellent, 1st Place


Congratulations to these award-winners!

Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award – Davis WhyteMost Outstanding Freshman - Andre ValenzuelaMost Outstanding Sophomore - Alec BergMost Outstanding Junior - Anna JakubczykMost Outstanding Senior - Austin ThurmanNational Orchestra Award - Branan HarrisonOrchestra Inspiration - Sahana LawrenceCommunity Service - Hannah LangMost Improved Player - Alex KoseckiPeople’s Choice AwardsConcert Orchestra - Andre ValenzuelaAdvanced Concert - Jack HebnerSymphonic Orchestra - Anna Jakubczyk

For all of this year's announcements and handouts go to the Handouts page.


2018 SUSD Honor Orchestra with Maestro Zhang

2018 Carnegie Hall

Click the link below to hear the performance at Carnegie Hall. The music starts at 4:23. If your browser doesn't start the recording, download the file and use your media player.

Carnegie Hall Performance Recording

Click HERE for the link to the official photos available for purchase. password 032018

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:

By clicking the "Donate" button below, you are donating to the entire orchestra program, not an individual student. The amount will be deductible, but does not qualify for the Public School Tax Credit. To make a tax credit donation for an individual student click HERE

2018-2019 FOSO Board Officers

President - Ted Harrison

Vice President - Jeff Harrison

Treasurer - Elise Whyte

Secretary - Toni Macy

Fundraising - Patty Harrison / Joanne Zubal

Webmaster - Erin Hutton