Students look forward to orchestra concert

Second performance of the year is winter themed

Get into the holiday spirit on Thursday, Dec. 15 with orchestra at their winter concert. The performance will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium and will showcase all the hard word that the students have put into practicing their instruments since late October.

Students who perform will wear Christmas hats and playing winter themes music.

“Almost all of [the music is winter themed],” orchestra teacher Angela Ammerman said. “I like to give [some orchestras] pieces that are strictly classicals and not necessarily winter themed but for the most part [it’s holiday music].”

Admission to the concert is free but donations to help the orchestra department will be accepted. Snacks will also be sold in the foyer outside of the auditorium.

Because the concert has been a long time coming, orchestra students have certain aspects of the performance that they are most excited for.

Senior, violinist Mollie Valorose is “most looking forward to playing Christmas music and getting in the Holiday spirit.”

Director, Ammerman, also has specific pieces that she can’t wait to hear on performance night.

“Philharmonic is most advanced group and they are sounding really good,” Ammerman said. “They have this really cool piece called Bailes para Orquestra with two solo violinists and it’s just sounding so great and so we are all really excited about that piece because it features two kids in particular but the whole orchestra really embodies the style of the piece and it’s really exciting.”

Bailes para Orquestra is a Latin/South American showcase song that “simply sparkles with its engaging rhythms and vitality” (as described by JW Pepper, a sheet music retailer). The song in English translates literally to ‘Dances for Orchestra’.

All are encouraged and welcome to come to the concert and dance with the orchestra.