Last night was the Provo School District Orchestra Festival Monster Concert. Great name, huh?! :) All the elementary schools get together to play two pieces (followed by the combined middle school orchestra and combined high school orchestra). We've been working on the music for just a couple weeks, and it seemed to come up so fast. I won't lie, after our rehearsal that morning, I was a little nervous for my school. And when they were all a little late to the rehearsal, I was ready to panic. But I didn't! Be impressed. Haha. And good thing I didn't because it was so fun! My school really had worked hard, and they fit right in with the other schools.
I took a bunch of pictures during the rehearsal, and Marcus recorded their two songs (Theme from Sonata in G Major by Beethoven/Matesky and Blue Jeans Blues by Feese). Some of the kids from my school sat with other kids from the school while some sat with people in other schools in the district, so I will try to point them out. Teaching orchestra has been a lot of fun, and successful nights like these make 7:20 A.M. rehearsal not quite so bad :) I never thought I'd be teaching orchestra, but I am so glad that I do!
Getting ready for the concert
Just about time to rehearse before the concert
I have lots of pictures from the back because I stood back here during the rehearsal :) You can see two of my cellists here, but they're pretty little
Kaitlyn and Maddie a little closer :)
Matt (viola) is in the very middle with the sweatshirt
The Junior High teachers conducted. Thankfully she conducted just how we practiced.
Jorge's back (viola-- well, a tiny violin strung like a viola)
Braden-- he decided to push himself and play the advanced part :)
Kaitlyn and Maddie again
Robert and Hunter (my whole violin section)
James-- he sat first chair viola! I'm glad he's a fifth grader because he'll be back next year.
This is basically all you get for pictures of me "teaching"... or tuning a crazy violin. At the end of the concert, all the elementary orchestra teachers went on stage--Let's just say I was probably the youngest by about twenty years :)
Turn down the volume on your computer before watching this or the clapping will probably blow out your speakers or eardrums!
A pan of the entire elementary group. You can play I Spy and try to find the nine kids from my school :)
Violin: Hunter and Robert
Viola: James, Matt, and Jorge
Cello: Braden, Madison, and Kaitlyn
Bass: Aiden (he was sitting in a small chair, so I couldn't get pictures of him)
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