All-County orchestra members gear up for performance

All-County orchestra members have a quick turnaround from auditions to preparing for their first rehearsal with only 10 days to practice. The auditions were Oct. 19, and the students found out who made it a little more than a week ago.

Sophmore Janet Lo says as a violin player, she is excited to be part of the orchestra.

“Were playing some really hard pieces, but I’m excited to take on the challenge,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun, and the conductors are usually really good, so you get to learn a lot from them too. I did OK at my audition, so I was only a little nervous of whether I made it or not.” 

The two pieces of music assigned were Polovtsian Dances by Borden and other pieces. After the first rehearsal in a weekend in January, the orchestra goes to the King Center for a performance. Members will practice for all of Friday and Saturday and the performance is Sunday.

Sophmore Hannah Langenbach said she is excited she made All-County and is happy to get more experience playing with other talented students.

“You can always learn something new from different conductors because each one brings something new to the table,” she said.

By Anna Wilder