Welcome to City High Orchestra! 



2020-2021 School Year

Meet Davis the Orchestra Mascot! Davis is a 4 year old Weimaraner who is a registered therapy dog through Pet Partners of America and Pet Partners of Johnson County. He makes regular visits to the orchestra office and has been keeping students happy since 2017! 




2019-2020 (before Covid-19)

Samples of everyday orchestra life

Sometimes the weather allows us to march in the City High Homecoming Parade! 

Les Miserables-Spring Musical 2019

Phantom of the Opera, Abba and more...

  Megan Stucky-Swanson is the Director of Orchestras and Fine Arts Chair for the Iowa City Community School District at City High School. Ms. Stucky is currently in her 18th year of public school education where her high school program consists of 130 string players in grades 9-12. Her top orchestras have performed in Austria, Czech Republic, Ireland and Italy. Ms. Stucky has also conducted numerous musicals including Oliver, Mary Poppins, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Little Shop of Horrors and Les Miserables consistently earning state awards for best pit orchestra. Ms. Stucky graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BME in 2003. Over the course of 20 years, Ms. Stucky has maintained an active schedule as a violinist and guest clinician performing regularly with the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Nolte and various local groups. She is a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and Iowa String Teachers Association (ISTA).     

Check out some of the amazing videos and pictures from our 2018 Italy Performance Tour!