In 4th and 5th grade, orchestra students get a few opportunities to play as an orchestra at concerts. Beginning in 6th grade, orchestra students are able to take orchestra as a class.

At WMS, Ms. Carlson asked the 7th and 8th grade orchestra students, "What does being in orchestra FEEL like?"

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


It feels good to be in an activity like this
Music surrounding you
Wonderful
Mostly fun
Good

Happy
Friendly
Great
Proud

It feels like you are wanted because we need a whole group
Energetic
Exciting
Fun

Enthusiastic
Nice
Entertaining
Accomplishments

Awesome
Creative
Family
Bubbly
Makes me feel good!

I get goose bumps!
I feel smarter

Like you are part of the class





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

LC Nov. 2006