In 1975 the orchestra program was added to the already fine choral and band programs in Spartanburg District Six. Pam Tellejohn-Hayes and Mary Ada Phillips Poole organized and taught the first program with the encouragement and support of L.E. Gable, the superintendent at the time. String classes were begun in the 6th grade. A small group of existing string students comprised the high school program. Currently the program is one of the largest in the state.
The Orchestra staff includes: