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September 27, 2017

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Orchestra Class is for Everyone

The sound of violins, violas, cellos, and basses blending together spills out of room J45. That isn't the only thing people can hear. Others hear their hard work and passion for music while they play. The orchestra room is something more to the people who are in it playing individual instruments. It's a place where they can be themselves and show their love for music. 

Some people may think orchestra is a boring class to take, but students soon find out it is more than just some school orchestra. They become a family.

"My parents made me join orchestra, so at first, I didn't want to be in that class. But I ended up meeting my best friend in that class. Even though I found it challenging to learn how to play the violin, I eventually got the hang of it," said freshmen Italia Kropp. 

The J45 classroom comes alive when students play music. It is even better when they get the music just right, and it's all perfectly in tune.

"Each section sounds like one., and that makes the orchestra sound like a whole," says Aubrey Thomas, freshman.

Getting ready for a concert isn't easy for members of the orchestra. It takes lots of hard work, and every single person in the room has to be willing to commit to practicing outside of school.

"Before our concerts, I just want to get it over with, but afterwards I can feel how much effort we all put in our concert," says Kropp.

The next GHS concert is October 30th. The theme is rock so students will be playing rock music. It will definitely be worth going.

In high school, students also need one credit of fine arts. Taking orchestra and passing it will count towards that fine arts credit. Most importantly orchestra is a class for people who are willing to work hard and have fun at the same time.