Thursday, February 27, 2014
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the fifth grade students at Merriwether Elementary visited USC Aiken to hear the Symphony Orchestra Augusta. For most students, this concert was their first live symphony experience.
In Mrs. Bowen’s music class, the students began preparing for the concert months before the event. The fifth-graders rehearsed one concert selection so they could sing along or play their recorders with the symphony. When the orchestra began its first number, the concertgoers were invited to play and sing with the musicians.
Students from Mrs. Jennings class had positive comments about the symphony.
Jonah Glover and Andrea Boulware said they liked watching Maestro Z’s emotions as he moved to the music.
Andrew Kneece enjoyed hearing the youngest musician on stage, Daniel Coffin, play a featured selection.
Tyler Johnson commented that he liked how Maestro Z showed lots of emotion, and he liked hearing the percussion section yell, “Go Cocks!”
Jake Roberson loved watching the tuba player’s face turn red.
Elsie Delgado summed up her experience by saying, “The concert was fun, interesting, and something everyone would like to watch.”