Martha Barnhill taught orchestra when Doug played the double bass in the late 1980’s and she is still producing amazing young musicians. In fact, her orchestra program expanded to include Nicolas Carr and Steve Kile as her fellow instructors. I didn’t write the exact number down, but there were over 200 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the orchestra tonight.
I asked Aaron which selection he liked the best. He chose Appalachian Hymn by Bruce Chase. I liked Theme from Canon in D by Pachelbel/Caponegro. I taped some of the songs, but haven’t checked the quality. There was a lot of background noise where we sat.
Aaron looks all business above, but afterward…. A visit to the local Sonic was the final treat.