Orchestra Prepares for Contest

SAM_0029By Maria Cao

Whetstone’s orchestra has spent weeks preparing for contest coming up on the 27th. This will be the first time in years that a Columbus City School has participated in this competition.

In order to prepare for this competition the orchestra has been practicing sight reading by playing pieces they’ve never played after three minutes of inspection. The orchestra has also been working with various instructors and professors from colleges to get feedback on how they can improve and sound better.

The class hopes to come back with a rating of a 1 or a 2, those being the highest and the best scores possible.

“I think that we’re going to do great. It’s the first time we been to contest in a long time, which is exciting for us, and I don’t think we are going to disappoint,” Mr. Reynolds, director and conductor of the orchestra, said.

“I think that contest is going to go exceedingly well. We’ve been practicing long hours and working with outside sources to get some insight. I’m excited for it and I think we’ll do great,” Quinn Blosser said.

All sections of the orchestra will meet up at the school on Saturday February 27th to board a bus and head to the competition, which takes place in Granville, Ohio. The orchestra will perform three pieces for a panel of judges. Afterwards they will go to a room and sight read in front of another judge. The scores will be on overall performance including the sight reading.


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