Orchestra students head to Houston


Morgan Hykin

Some orchestra students will leave the classroom and head to Houston and Galveston for their annual trip later this week.

Haley Brown, Staff Reporter

Orchestra members will put away their cellos and violins and head to Galveston and Houston for the second annual three day orchestra trip Thursday-Sunday.

“We’re going to Galveston. We’re still a little small and still getting funding so we can’t go to big places like Disney yet,” junior Sam Walleart said. “About half of orchestra is going. I’ve been looking forward to it since the turn of the of the New Year. It’ll also be nice just to be by water.”

The trip will kick off in Houston with a hour clinic hosted by an old friend of orchestra conductor Joey Sloan.

“Sloan is allowing us to do a clinic with his old teacher,” Walleart said. ‘It’ll be a fun time.”

Besides working on their pieces, orchestra students will be visiting Schlitterbahn and the Houston Space Museum.

“I’m most excited about getting to go to the waterpark and hanging out with other orchestra members,” freshman Sarah Dunham said.

Because the trip is a newfound tradition making the budget slim, some members unfortunately will be unable to attend the trip.

“Unfortunately i won’t be going on the orchestra trip,” junior Cooper Strand said. “Mainly because of financial reasons. It was either orchestra trip or a mission trip with my church, so i chose mission trip.”

But despite missing members, the rest of the orchestra is glad to have a second spring break.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” Wallaert said. “The winter has been harsh and it’ll be nice to see some sun.”