Traveling orchestra from Hull Christian performs

Students taking part in the Hull Christian School Orchestra became a part of a “Traveling Orchestra” Thursday, March 23, when they visited Pleasant Acres and Aspen Heights. Twelve students in orchestra, ranging from third grade through eighth grade, performed for rapt audiences.

Ashley Wielenga started the orchestra program this school year. She explained that at the beginning of the school year, she tried to get the schedule planned, but sometimes that changes. “If the students are doing really well with their music and are ahead of schedule, I will try to plan something,” she said. Wielenga felt her students were at a point to perform as a traveling orchestra.

Wielenga pointed out that the group could feasibly do only one traveling concert a year. Both performances were combined into one day. It would be difficult for Wielenga to do more than that, as she is the only teacher in charge when they travel and practice. Considering she works at three different schools, she said, “Any more than that would be a lot on my plate.”

Loading and unloading the bus from one place to the next also took a little bit of time. But she explained, “My students are great and help out as much as they can.” It was fun for the kids taking part in it. She said, “The kids loved it!”

She felt the concerts went over quite well and everyone enjoyed it. At each performance they played a combination of solos and orchestra pieces.

“My hope is that my students will see how much their God-given talents truly bless others when they use them for His glory,” Wielenga explained.

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