Orchestra concert reviewed by participants


Samantha Myers, Journalism Student

Orchestra’s first concert of the year took place in the auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7-8 p.m. The cost was three dollars for students and five dollars for adults.

The String Orchestra, made up of mostly freshmen, opened the concert with a fiddle tune called “Wabash Cannonball.” The last two pieces they played were an arrangement of “The Phantom of the Opera” and “March Militaire.”

“If we’re focused and can play well, we’ll be fine. But it depends,” cellist Chloe Snipes of the String Orchestra said before the concert.

Next, the Philharmonic Orchestra played their three pieces. These pieces were called “Ancient Ritual,” “Lullaby” and “Fire Dance.”


“It could have gone better, but we didn’t do too terribly,” sophomore Liam O’Sullivan, a violinist from the Philharmonic Orchestra said.

The Symphony Orchestra played the last three pieces, “The Barber of Seville,” “Bradenburg Concerto no. 6” and “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Since the Symphony only played movement two out of three of “Bradenburg Concert no. 6,” orchestra director Steven Meurer combined the movement with “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” to finish off the concert.

“We all did pretty well. There were mistakes throughout the three orchestras, but that’s kind of expected,” Taylor Bird, a freshman violinist of the String Orchestra said.