The Seattle School District has a history of great music programs happening at the middle school and high school levels. Each year our local school bands, orchestras and vocal choirs come home with national trophies which is a testament to how successful these music programs are.
Last night I was thrilled to hear the Garfield Orchestras play in the new Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center at Garfield High School. All three orchestras were impressive. I am amazed at how much Mr. Tsutakawa is able to accomplish with these students in a matter of two months. The orchestras are playing at a very high level. Each parent should be proud of what their child can do as part of these groups.
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. the Garfield Orchestra will be playing selected pieces from Handel's Messiah at Seattle First Baptist on Capitol Hill. $12 for adults and $6 for students. Check out the Garfield Orchestra website for more information about upcoming events @ www.garfieldorchestra.org