Middle School Orchestra Festival Recap-
Well Middle School festival is completed for this school year and the orchestras played great. I am very proud of the musical performances the students’ gave at the festival. Our orchestras did an excellent job representing East Lansing throughout all aspects of the festival.
Here is a recap of the ratings:
7th Grade Orchestra 1, 2, 1, 1 (Sight Reading)= Overall Division 1
8th Grade Orchestra 1, 1, 1, 1 (Sight Reading)= Overall Division 1
These are excellent scores, and I received many compliments from other teachers, students, and parents about the quality of our performances. Furthermore, all the orchestras did an outstanding job in the sight reading room. All students who attended the festival will receive a medal for their performance and the school will receive a plaque for each orchestra!
I would like to thank all the students for their hard work over the last few months. We put in many hours rehearsing and preparing this music for our festival performances.
I would also like to thank all the parents who helped transport instruments, jumped on board to ride the buses, or just attended the performances. It was great to have so much support for this event. Furthermore, a big thank you goes to Mr. Atkinson for arriving early, riding the bus, and helping out in lots of different ways during the festival!
Finally, I would like to thank any private teachers who are teaching our students in anyway. We are lucky to have so many great supportive private instructors in the area. This really enhances the quality of all our music ensembles.
** Please bring me a blank CD with your name on it if you would like a copy of our festival performances. **