Community Outreach

2017-18 Springfield Outreach Concerts

CONGRATULATIONS to Junior Orchestra! Conductor Christopher Noel led JO’s amazing youth musicians in two fabulous concerts, to the delight of hundreds of schoolchildren. Over 950 Springfield elementary students clapped and bounced along with the music from Beethoven to Star Wars! The children learned about individual sections of an orchestra, and the sounds each instrument makes. What a fun and engaging way to get kids excited about music!

SPECIAL THANKS: We couldn’t have presented this special event without the help and support of the Springfield Arts Commission, which provided funding for free bussing of the children. Also, we thank the wonderful Springfield High School music staff for the use of their space and equipment, as well as the coordination from the Springfield School District. We are also very grateful to Superintendent Susan Rieke-Smith for introducing the concerts and showing her support! Click HERE for the KVAL news coverage which includes an interview with the Superintendent.

Conductor Chris Noel shares his delight with the members of the Junior Orchestra!

Springfield Superintendent Susan Rieke-Smith encourages the young audience to make music!

Almost a thousand young students learned about the orchestra and bounced along with the music!

The violin section shows the audience their instruments.

JO musicians get high fives from the youngsters after the concerts!