O for OPPORTUNITY – is the chance to do something amazing. Some students do not get the chance to play an instrument whereas children in orchestra are pushed to the limits every week.
R for RESPONSIBILITY – is not only being responsible for your instrument but also everything that has something to do with it. This includes music, rosin, chinrest, shoulder rest, etc.
C for CHALLENGE – yourself beyond belief! Say, I have to play two flats or play 32nd notes or a 16th note run. Play more than you think you can!
H for HARD WORK -is what you put in every time you play a piece and you want it to sound amazing. You know you have done your work when you can play a piece by just looking at it and not needing finger numbers.
E for ENTHUSIASM – something that you should bring to class or orchestra every week. You should be excited to play your instrument. Having a positive attitude is always best.
S for SATISFACTION -is something you should feel every time you play in orchestra. It means having the feeling that you are proud of what you have achieved and that you can play well.
T for TEAMWORK – is trying to make music wonderful. Orchestra is one of the best teams known to man. If the orchestra didn’t play as a team people would surely notice it and it would be bad.
R for RESULTS – are what you get after lots of practice. The amount of effort you put into preparing a concert will finally show.
A for ARTISTRY – is the art that is created with your talent plus your hard work. Also inside the word “artistry” is the word “try”. You can’t accomplish anything without trying your hardest.
~ Victoria Parello, 7th Grade