The New DHS Orchestra Program


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DHS Orchestra

Jin Hyun, News Editor

Marching band. Concert band. Jazz band. Choir. Drama. And now, an orchestra.

Dublin High is home to a diverse range of performing arts programs. On the night of December 15th, our brand new orchestra took the stage for the first time in our brand new theater.

“It was great that we were able to play diverse genres of music,” orchestra member Tony Kim says. “For example, fire dance is a contemporary piece while the Capriccio Espagnol and Academic Festival Overture were romantic.”

Orchestra students meet for zero period every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Mondays. The class is open to not only high school students but also to middle school students at both Fallon and Wells. Through the program, students are able to bond by playing classical pieces from composers such as Brahms and Rimsky-Korsakov and discover their passion for performing.

For their very first concert, the orchestra joined forces with select members from the DHS advanced band to perform Academic Festival Overture and Capriccio Espagnol. After the group filled the theater with beautiful music, the audience replied with a huge applause.

“My favorite part of the first concert was right when we finished performing our songs. Everyone was clapping, some were on their feet, Mr. Everts was getting emotional, and all of us were so happy and proud of each other,” says orchestra member Navya Peddireddy.

The orchestra program at DHS offers students a unique experience not available anywhere else on campus. It’s an environment where students can master their string instrument of choice, socialize with their peers, and experience performing in front of a large crowd. They have already enjoyed a great success at their 2014 winter concert and it’s clear to see that the program will only grow from here.