• 41°

Fifth-graders play with N.C. Symphony

SALISBURY — Close to 1,500 local children got the chance to watch and play with the North Carolina Symphony on Wednesday.

The Rowan-Salisbury School System took its fifth-grade students in two groups on a field trip to Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. There, each group listened for about an hour to the professional musicians at work.

Conductor Alfred Sturgis brought the students into the performance by quizzing them on their musical knowledge and asking trivia questions between pieces.

Symphony members also helped children learn about musical instruments by demonstrating each one’s distinctive sound.

At the end of the trip, it was the students’ turn to perform from the audience. They played recorders, violins, drums and boomwhackers to the song, “North Carolina Is My Home.” The children and teachers then stood up and sang the tune, accompanied by the symphony itself.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan

Local

Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate

News

Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill

Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic

Crime

Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call

Lifestyle

Waterworks schedules 2021 Summer ARTventures

Crime

Blotter: Man faces drug charges after being found passed out in vehicle

Ask Us

Ask Us: What programs exist for litter cleanup?

Business

County begins accepting restaurant grant applications

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses

Nation/World

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Nation/World

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Nation/World

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

Nation/World

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

Crime

Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police

Local

Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies

Business

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

Lifestyle

39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

Local

Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education