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