Band & Orchestra School band and orchestra instruments are divided into four categories: brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Following is a brief look at each one. Brass: Brass instruments make their sounds through the lip vibrations of the player, combined with the movements of a slide, in the case of trombones, or the opening and […]
As the calendar turns to August, we begin to hear the words “back to school,” much to the chagrin of many students. This is a chance, however, for students to explore participation in their schools’ music programs, be it by playing an instrument in the band or orchestra, or by singing in the choir. MakingMusicMag.com […]
What do you do with more than 1,000 musical instruments in disrepair and no funds to fix them? That was the dilemma faced by The School District of Philadelphia. Now a new project, Symphony for a Broken Orchestra (symphonyforabrokenorchestra.org), funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and The Barra Foundation, seeks to remedy the situati
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Although there was hardly any conversation between the players, a true sense of camaraderie developed. Without even talking, I could feel it in the air. As members of the New York Late-Starters String Orchestra, we were making music.
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is the largest choir in Indiana and one of the oldest major symphonic choirs in the country—older, in fact, than the symphony choruses of virtually every city west of the Mississippi. The choir, which recently celebrated its 78th year, is a rarity these days.
A special program where members of the community were invited to play alongside their professional musicians. Watch this video of Side by Side performing
The Senior Concert Orchestra of New York is back! It’s always sad when any musical organization no longer as the funds to perform, and that’s why…