|The Highlands Chamber Orchestra. FTM file.|
The group is scheduled for a 1 p.m. performance in the main ballroom, preceding the conference’s opening session.
The chamber orchestra consists of 26 students in grades 9 – 12 who play violin, viola, cello and bass. Ms. Anderson will conduct the orchestra’s performance which will include a mix of classical, baroque and pop music.
“The chamber orchestra students were flattered when Superintendent Kirchner asked if he could submit a recording of the group to be considered to perform at the upcoming KSBA conference,” said Kathy Anderson. “When the group was selected, not only were we honored, we were also excited to represent Highlands.”
The district introduced strings in 2008 as an after-school program available to elementary students. Since that time, the program has grown to encompass curriculum offerings in strings, chamber orchestra and sinfonia to students in grades 6-12.
“To reach the quality of our strings program in such a relatively short period of time is truly impressive,” said Board Chair Karen Allen. “We are honored to have this opportunity for our chamber orchestra to perform for board members and administrators from across the commonwealth.”