4th Graders perform in their first concert in May. They will also perform in 5th grade at two concerts. In 6th through 12th grade they are able to take orchestra as a class, and rehearse with their peers regularly. Ms. Carlson, WMS Orchestra director, asked her 7th and 8th grade orchestra students:

What does being in orchestra SOUND like?

Here is what the 7th and 8th grade orchestra students say:


Powerful music
Loud
Positive
Cool

Big
Musical
Extravagant
Great

Thrilling
Exciting
Magical
Good

Interesting
Wonderful
Energetic
Beautiful
Excellent

The tapping of the baton
Everyone playing
Awesome
Full music sound
Everyone meshing

What a rush!
Sometimes a big blur, sometimes really good


*students were given no prompts, only asked to respond honestly with one word or as many as they wanted. All responses were handed in anonymously.

LC Nov. 2006