My day started early in the morning because I had to get dressed in a black skirt, white shirt, and shiny black shoes. We had to leave earlier to allow time to park and find the performance hall. At 11:30 we had a dress rehearsal on stage to find our seats and practice our pieces. The conductor gives free viola classes because we don't have enough viola players. A few kids from the first violin section learned the viola and played 2 pieces on the viola and 2 pieces on the violin, so there was a lot of moving back and forth and changing seats. I was a little nervous when I got on stage, but when we finished and the audience clapped, I felt very good about our performance.
We played 4 pieces:
- Secret Agent 440 by Carrie Lane,
- Autumn from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivadi,
- Best Of Beethoven arranged by John O Reiley.
- Gauntlet by Doug Sparta,
Here is a video of our performance. I am sitting on the side, in the front this time with the first violin section. Next year, I will audition for symphony orchestra. Symphony is the next step up and includes the wind instruments in the orchestra. I hope you enjoy the performance!
Which song was your favorite and why?
Did you hear the shhh sound in Secret Agent 440?