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    phuynh

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    Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:53 pm

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, certain Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour was scheduled to leave on Apr. 15 and return on Apr. 18 and the destination was San Francisco. This invigorating opportunity was open for any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. But they had to sign up quickly due to a limited amount of available space. For members that were not able to attend whether because of work overload or the dreaded AP tests, needed not to fret about missing out because the Orchestra Spring Tour is held on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years (next year) the orchestras fly to Florida. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for the competition the Heritage Festival held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival buts still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await a whole day to learn the results of their exquisite concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of the worriers of the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3 noted how their shared feeling of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [there] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 accounted that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well the list could go on forever.

    ashleychi

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    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  ashleychi on Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:21 am

    EDIT 1

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, certain [replace with 'select'] Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour was scheduled to leave [replace with 'left'] on Apr. 15 and return[ed] on Apr. 18 and the destination was San Francisco. This invigorating opportunity was open for [to] any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. But they had to sign up quickly due to a limited amount of available [delete] space. For members that were not able to attend whether [delete] because of work overload or the dreaded AP tests, needed not to fret about missing out because the Orchestra Spring Tour is held on a yearly basis. [reword this sentence, it sounds awkward]
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years (next year)[delete] the orchestras fly to Florida[insert 'which would be next year]. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for the competition [delete] the Heritage Festival [insert 'a competition'] held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival buts still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await a whole day to learn the results of their exquisite concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of the worriers of the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3 noted how their shared feeling of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [there] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 accounted that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well the list could go on forever.

    phuynh

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:57 pm

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, select (but students had a choice of wheter or not to go... it isnt like mr forbes/england chose these people.....so is it still select?) Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18 and the destination was San Francisco. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. But they had to sign up quickly due to a limited amount of space. For members that were not able to attend, there will be another oppurtunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour happens on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida which would be next year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival but still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await a whole day to learn the results of their exquisite concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of the worriers of the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3 noted how their shared feeling of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [there] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 accounted that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well the list could go on forever.

    ashleychi

    Posts : 230
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  ashleychi on Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:52 pm

    EDIT 2

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, select (but students had a choice of wheter or not to go... it isnt like mr forbes/england chose these people.....so is it still select?) [no, replace with 'many'] Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left [insert 'for San Francisco] on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18 and the destination was San Francisco [delete]. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. But they had to sign up quickly due to a limited amount of space. [delete, this info is not that relevant] For members that were not able to attend, [rewrite as 'For members who did not attend,'] there will be another oppurtunity [opportunity][color:78ff=red[insert 'to perform] because the Orchestra Spring Tour happens [replace with 'takes place'] on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida [color:78ff=redwhich would be next year.[delete] Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival but still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await a whole day to learn the results of their exquisite [delete] concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of the worriers of the competition [?], students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the orchestras [Orchestras] met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3 [insert comma]noted how their shared feeling [mutual feelings]of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [there] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 accounted [word choice]that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well [insert comma] the list could go on forever.

    phuynh

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:22 pm

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida which would be next year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival but still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [there] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    ashleychi

    Posts : 230
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  ashleychi on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:39 am

    EDIT 3

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members departed [left] AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida which would be next year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was for [delete] the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. (I’m going to put more about the festival but still awaiting some replies.)
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to await [wait] a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. “Personally, blahblahblah need more quotes but waiting still.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra student [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    phuynh

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:45 am

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida which would be next year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer, senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to wait a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another.
    Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    ashleychi

    Posts : 230
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  ashleychi on Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:06 pm

    EDIT 4

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida [insert period] which would be next year. [delete] [insert "Luckily for them, next year would be that year."] Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer ,[delete] senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to wait a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent the day [replace with 'it'] at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another.
    Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    phuynh

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:37 pm

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida. Luckily for them, next year will be that year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to wait a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent it at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another.
    Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    phuynh

    Posts : 68
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:37 pm

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida. Luckily for them, next year will be that year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to wait a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent it at Paramount’s Great America. Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    Orchestras Two and Three both participated in the San Francisco Heritage Festival and each earned Gold Ratings. For the actual competition, Orchestra Three won first place in their category, with a solid score of 95, and the Orchestra Sweepstakes Award. Just like Orchestra Three, Orchestra Two won first place in their class. Orchestra Director Mr. Rick England was proud to say that Orchestras Two and Three were “recognized as the Outstanding Instrumental Music program, beating all the band programs.” The orchestras also won the Adjudicator’s Award, which concluded the end of a perfect performance.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another.
    Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

    ashleychi

    Posts : 230
    Join date : 2009-09-02

    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  ashleychi on Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:00 pm

    EDIT 5

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians that [who] wished to go. For members who did not attend, there will be another opportunity because the Orchestra Spring Tour takes place on a yearly basis. cause it's not relevant to the article
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida. [color=red]Luckily for them, next year will be that year. [you can also delete this sentence, the info is not really relevant]
    Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras [insert comma] but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    Orchestras 2 and 3 had to wait a whole day to learn the results of their concert, but the day was not wasted because they spent it at Paramount’s Great America. [rewrite as: "While the musicians waited for the results of their respective performances, they spent the day at Paramount's Great America."] Instead of worrying about the competition, students’ minds were preoccupied more on which ride they were to go on first. [delete]After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    Orchestras Two and Three [2 and 3, I think you use numbers instead of spelling it out but I'll make sure tomorrow] both participated in the San Francisco Heritage Festival and each earned Gold Ratings. For the actual competition, Orchestra Three [3] won first place in their category, with a solid score of 95, and the Orchestra Sweepstakes Award. Just like Orchestra Three, Orchestra Two won first place in their class. Orchestra Director Mr. Rick England was proud to say that Orchestras Two and Three were “recognized as the Outstanding Instrumental Music program, beating all the band programs.” The orchestras also won the Adjudicator’s Award, which concluded the end of a perfect performance.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another.
    Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.

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    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:16 am

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour.
    The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians who wished to go. Luckily for members who didn’t attend, this opportunity is held once a year.
    Usually the destinations alternate from San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years the orchestras fly to Florida. Luckily for them, next year will be that year. Of course, San Francisco was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America. But the main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. The audience consisted of not only other regional orchestras, but also a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [our] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”
    While the musicians waoted fpr the results of their respective performances, they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.
    Orchestras 2 and 3 both participated in the San Francisco Heritage Festival and each earned Gold Ratings. For the actual competition, Orchestra 3 won first place in their category, with a solid score of 95, and the Orchestra Sweepstakes Award. Just like Orchestra 3, Orchestra 3 won first place in their class. Orchestra Director Mr. Rick England was proud to say that Orchestras 2 and 3 were “recognized as the Outstanding Instrumental Music program, beating all the band programs.” The orchestras also won the Adjudicator’s Award, which concluded the end of a perfect performance.
    The four days spent together really brought each Orchestra member closer to one another. Junior Leslie Chang felt that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If all the previous competitions and performances from the beginning of the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, noted how their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.”
    Despite the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 came out to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, or preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at” Paramount’s Great America. The tour was also a learning experience for most whether it was having a taste of independence or even freedom. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you asked anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the special friendships formed, independence, freedom, and well, the list could go on forever.


    Btw. What do you mean at the second paragraph by this is not relevant….the whole paragraph or just that sentence?

    phuynh

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    Re: Orchestra Spring Tour

    Post  phuynh on Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:45 am

    With charter buses packed to the max and the air filled with laughter and excitement, many Orchestras 2 and 3 members left AHS for their four-day Orchestra Spring Tour. The tour left for San Francisco on Apr. 15 and returned on Apr. 18. This invigorating opportunity was open to any Orchestras 2 and 3 musicians who wished to go.

    The annual festival alternates between San Francisco to San Diego, but every four years, which would be next year, the orchestras fly to Florida. Of course, the city was not the only stop for the performers; they also explored the legendary Fisherman’s Wharf and the prominent amusement park, Paramount’s Great America.

    The main reason for coming out was the Heritage Festival competition held at Foothill College. Orchestras 2 and 3 competed with other regional orchestras, in front of a panel of three judges. Orchestra Council President, senior Julia Namkoong of Orchestra 3, realized that their mutual feelings of pride for representing AHS brought “motivation and inspiration that encourage[d them] to perform [their] very best.” Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee felt that this competition was a “great reflection of [their] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”

    While the musicians waited for the results of their respective performances, they spent the day at Paramount’s Great America. After eight hours of rides and attractions, the Orchestras met at the pavilion for dinner, the much-anticipated awards, and a dance for all the competing orchestras.

    Orchestras 2 and 3 each earned Gold Ratings and first place in their respective classes. Our very own Orchestra 2 earned the highest score of a solid 95, from the entire Heritage Festival competition. Orchestra Director Mr. Rick England was proud to say that Orchestras 2 and 3 were “recognized as the Outstanding Instrumental Music program, beating all the band programs.” In addition to the recognition of the awards, the orchestras also won the Adjudicator’s Award, which concluded the end of a perfect performance. Overall, Orchestra Council Treasurer senior Joan Lee knew that this competition was a “great reflection of [their] hard work throughout the year and [it was] really a time for the two orchestras, as well as [the] directors, to shine.”


    The four days united each Orchestra member closer to one another. Junior Leslie Chang noted that with a “different environment where [we spent] three nights and four days with the same group of people, [we] naturally [got] to know each other better.” If the previous competitions and performances during the school year didn’t bring the talented musicians together, the tour definitely united them as one team.

    Regardless of the results, Orchestras 2 and 3 traveled to San Francisco to showcase their talent and hard work. After the Orchestra Spring Tour, Julia noticed how “the Orchestra students [got] closer [from] the whole four days [spent] together, whether it was from traveling o the bus for several hours, preparing for the Heritage Festival, or spending a day together at Paramount’s Great America.” The tour was also a memorable experience for most: whether it was experiencing freedom or just getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. Sophomore Jody He of Orchestra 3 learned that “other than running around and having fun we [became] independent” from having to take care or ourselves rather than being babied by parents. If you ask anyone that went on the Orchestra Spring Tour, they would definitely recommend this trip because of the life-long friendships formed, the memories created, a break from school, and well, the list could go on forever.

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