So, I decided to go see the school Orchestra give one of their free performances today. Boy am I glad I didnt have to pay to watch! First, I noticed during the performance one girl on the far left of the stage was playing the violin and kept putting her feet up as she was sitting on the chair (She was short). Dont they tell these kids in violin 101 to sit straight, put your feet on the floor, and sit on the front edge of the chair? It was really distracting. Also, the guy playing the bass accidentally tapped his bow on his music stand, making a nice loud 'clack' in the middle of the song. Then there was the fact that every person in the orchestra was wearing whatever they happened to own. There was a girl in red, blue, yellow, pink, purple. A guy in blue, a white shirt with a tie, a guy in a red shirt.....come on people. This is an orchestra, you wear a black tux with a white shirt and black botie. It looked very amateurish. Then comes two guys talking about what they are going to play. One guys talking with his hands in his pockets and sounds uncomfortable. His joke about the other guy being tall isnt funny, and he talks somewhat rushed. The taller guy standing next to him is no better. Then they play the music. No feeling in it. Way too quiet. I've heard some of these songs they played at the kennedy center by the National Symphany Orchestra. They really blew it big time tonight. At certain points, it sounded like their violins werent even tuned right! I was literally cringing sitting there listening to it! Then during the intermission the orchestra members came (voilins in hand) to the seats and started talking to people they knew. Uh....excuse me. No, you dont do that. I might write a letter to the performing arts center. I dont expect them to be Kennedy Center quality, but they sure can perform with a lot more class. It was really quite bad if you've ever seen a professional orchestra. here is the playlist: Webern: Ricercare No. 2from Musikalisches Opfer Shubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major Manual De Falla: El sombrero de tres picos suite No. 1 Joaquin Rodridgo: Concierto De Aranjuez. Johann Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer.