Every year Springville Junior High School’s orchestra and many other schools go to Utah Valley University one day in May for a six hour long festival. In this festival, many schools perform and are judged on their performance. After the performances, the judges go up on stage to help the orchestra improve. “It’s an opportunity to go and be judged on all of the work you have done over the year. It’s a good learning experience,” said Alyssa Oman, eighth grade orchestra student at SJHS.
This year SJHS went to the festival on Wednesday, May 2nd. They left around fourth period and came back at around seven at night. First, other schools will go, then the seventh grade Young Artists, after that the eighth-grade Sinfornia Orchestra, lastly the ninth grade Chamber Orchestra. “This is my first year going, and I’m super excited! I already know its gonna be epic,” said Kaylee Whittaker, seventh grader in the orchestra at SJ HS.