school symphony Music + Science = A Well Rounded Experience

For Rangeley Students

 Once again the students in grades 3, 4, and 5 traveled to Merrill Auditorium for a Youth Concert presented by the Portland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Moody. We had balcony seats center left of the stage. The program had an educational bent introducing the students to the 4 groups of instruments in an orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Everyone was on the edge of their seats as Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide- Finale moved us all to wild applause. There was a lot of chatter on the bus ride home about favorite instruments and what instrument we would be and why.

The next stop was the Southworth Planetarium located on the campus of the University of Southern Maine. With a few minutes to spare the students strolled along the path in the middle of campus and experienced spring at its best in Maine!  Students and parents filled the planetarium for a full dome show of the wonders of our Solar System. We recommend this venue to anyone interested in astronomy. It is a gem of a resource.

Four RLRS middle school band students accompanied us on this trip and were wonderful helpers and role models during the trip.

Students and teachers would like to thank the Rangeley PTA and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts for their support in making this trip an annual event.