Earlier this year, the TJL fourth grade orchestra learned how science connects with music in the production of sound, with orchestra teacher Cathy Ferraro. Students learned about sound waves, and explored the mechanics of how their string instrument creates sound. The students performed a piece called “Rock It Science” by Bill Beachy in their spring concert.

Additionally, both third and fourth grade orchestra students were invited to watch and participate in a fifth Grade Orchestra open rehearsal, coordinated by TJL orchestra teachers Cathy Ferraro and Nick Rinaldi. Third and fourth grade students got to mix into the orchestra setup, and sit near fifth grade students as they performed their spring concert music. Students played some familiar songs together, such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Hot Cross Buns. The third and fourth grade students were so excited to be a part of this rehearsal, and were encouraged to continue in their orchestra involvement at TJL and beyond.