All play for annual concert


Lindsey Brinkman

PRACTICE. The orchestra practices at the Junior High in preparation for their concert. The annual winter concert took place on Wed., Dec, 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This concert involves grades five through 12 and even the SHS Wind Symphony.

The orchestra had their annual winter concert on Wed., Dec. 6. The concert began at 6:00 p.m. and went until about 9:00 p.m.

It involved grades five through 12 performing, with the fifth graders performing first. This concert allowed them to show off their new skills and what they have learned over the first half of the year.

Then the sixth graders played. This was a time for them to show off after playing their instruments for a full year and a half how much they have grown and improved.

Following the sixth graders, the seventh and eighth graders performed together. Because the Sycamore music program starts in fifth grade, most have now been playing their instruments for about three to four years and now are more experienced.

After the Junior High musicians play, the high school orchestra performs.

In the concert, the ensemble first played “St. Paul’s Suite, the Finale,” composed by G. Holst. Next, they performed “The Marche” by Tchaikovsky, and then “Trepak,” also by Tchaikovsky. Both pieces by Tchaikovsky were accompanied by the Wind Symphony.

Finally, grades five through 12 had the finale. This year, the selected piece was “Wizards in Winter.” Alongside the string instruments, SEE1, SHS electric ensemble, performed during the finale.