Editor’s Note: This was a big week for music students in Cary. Three high school bands competed in regional competitions last weekend, and Green Hope held its annual orchestra festival last night. Photographer Dave Gill sent us this story.
Cary, NC — Just over 300 local middle and high school students participated in the annual Green Hope Orchestra Festival on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
Green Hope Orchestra Festival
Students from Apex High, Athens Drive High, Cary High, Green Hope, Davis Drive Middle, Dillard Drive Middle and West Cary Middle performed before a packed house in the Green Hope auditorium. Each school was afforded time to play a song individually.
As the finale, all the groups assembled together to perform the “Can Can.”
For the last song, Dr. Kevin Geraldi, associate professor of Conducting at the University of Greensboro, lead the large group of students that not only filled the stage but both side stages and even the middle row in the auditorium itself. It was quite a performance!
Behind the Scenes
Story and photos contributed by Dave Gill.