The SMART Orchestra is a non-profit organization based in San Marcos, Texas that provides professional, novice, and retired musicians of all ages the opportunity to perform and grow in a full symphony orchestra. During the season we offer free concerts, educational opportunities, & instructor programs because we believe classical music should be more accessible in the Central Texas area between San Antonio & Austin. 

The SMART Orchestra

SEASON VIII | Sounds of the Silver Screen: Celebrating great music in films



Hey! Want to join us?

Season VIII auditions are scheduled for Saturday August 27th from 9am – Noon & Sunday August 28th from 3-5pm at the SMHS Orchestra hall. Volunteers will be at the HS to help you find the audition room. Please arrive with a prepared short solo to perform. You can find more information on the process here. And save some time by registering online


Mermaids, Movies & Music

In honor of Mermaid Week, we’re joining forces with The Mermaid Society & SMTX Cinema Club to play a big part in the first ever Mermaid Week held in San Marcos. Honoring the history of what makes SMTX unique, The Mermaid Society is a grassroots organization dedicated to bringing the community together in the name of art. We’ll be co-hosting a silent film, making a parade appearance, & wandering around the Ball. 




satwarsposterSMARTThis season we’ll be performing works from Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight & more this season to showcase the beautiful classical sounds of the silver screen. All our concerts are free (unless otherwise noted as a fundraiser) and family friendly. In addition to full orchestra performances, this year we’ll have a few side events featuring our chamber group. 

Check out our calendar for upcoming performances.