Earlier this month, the Staples High School chamber orchestra took a field trip to Boston.
They enjoyed a master class with a Boston Symphony Orchestra bassist. They heard the BSO play.
Then they took to that historic stage — with its amazing sound — themselves.
Professional photographer (and Staples parent) Melani Lust accompanied the young musicians. Media instructor Jim Honeycutt took her wonderful images, adding music and comments from orchestra director Adele Valovich and several students. James Naughton recorded a prologue.
The result is a short but wonderful video journey, powerfully showing the magic of music.
Valovich says she has 3 roles as an educator: teach musical skills; instill love and respect for her material, and plant a seed for a lifetime love of the arts.
Watch the video below. See the smiles. Listen to the music.
The future of our arts is in good hands.