Syringa students perform in the Southwest Idaho Middle School Honor Orchestra!
Saturday February 10th Syringa students performed in the Southwest Idaho Middle School Honor Orchestra. Congratulations to Kailani White - Bass; Robin Courtwright - Cello; Hannah Noonan - Violin II; Kylie Fauth - Violin I and Wendy Hartman - Conductor
SWIMS honor performance groups are organized by the District III music educators. Participants are top performing students from schools in Caldwell, Nampa, Vallivue, and Kuna school districts. This gives these students an opportunity to experience a larger and more advanced orchestra, they get to engage with the music at a higher level than in their everyday class, and meet other students that share their passion for music.
Students are nominated by teachers and given music to learn on their own outside of class. Students auditioned at the first rehearsal - graded on rhythm, pitch, posture, tone, bowing and articulation. Unprepared students are cut from the group. The rest are invited back for two more Friday evening rehearsals, a Saturday dress rehearsal and performance.