The orchestra just returned from a trip to California over spring break. According to violinist and junior Kavya Sankhavaram, 110 people went on the trip, which provided the orchestra an opportunity to practice its competition pieces.
“We had a performance with two high schools there that went a lot better than any of us expected,” she said, “Because it was the pieces we are playing for ISSMA and we haven’t fully prepared for them. We also did a workshop at Disney workshop where we performed to Disney animation and we also did a workshop with a conductor from USC.”
The orchestra is now continuing its preparation for the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) state competition.