Orchestra to give preview concert for ISSMA contest


Lizzie Brown– Led by orchestra director Nicole Deguire, the Concert, Philharmonic and Symphonic orchestras will be giving a concert on Thursday night to preview the pieces they will be playing at the Indiana State School Music Association contest.

Sophomore Alice Yoon is a viola in the highest orchestra, the Symphonic orchestra, and enjoys preparing for concerts.

“Orchestra is kind of like my relaxing class because I like music, and it’s not like ‘study hard for this test’,” Yoon said.

According to Yoon, the Symphonic orchestra will be performing with members of the Wind Ensemble for a few of their pieces.

“I’m looking forward to it, it’s a lot of fun to perform with band members especially,” Yoon said.

Some pieces that will be performed by the Symphonic Orchestra on Thursday night are Danzón no. 2 composed by Arturo Márquez and a variation of Danny Boy, the unofficial anthem of Ireland. A few of the pieces the philharmonic orchestra will be playing are the Ave Maria, arranged by Jefferey E. Turner and Sinfonia in D Major, arranged by Sandra Dackow

Senior Ian plays a violin solo. The orchestra will be playing at Pendleton High school on Apr. 25.

The ISSMA district contest for the orchestras will take place at Pendleton Heights High School on Saturday, Apr. 25. The orchestra concert will begin at 7 pm and is expected to run until about 8 pm.