An Amarillo Symphony string quintet – comprised of two violins, a viola, a cello, and a string bass – visits more than 40 elementary schools annually to give third grade students an introduction to the different string instruments.
This interactive presentation celebrates music through tunes of familiar holiday, party, and seasonal songs. The students learn the names of the instruments, the relative ranges of pitch, and how the bow works to make the strings sound. Students also get to see how music’s power can, with the playing of a simple melody, transport them from feelings of reverence to overpowering joy.
To have the Amarillo Symphony String Family visit your campus, contact the Amarillo Symphony office – 806-376-8782.