Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo Visits Three Fire Elementary

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo Visits Three Fire Elementary
Posted on 03/24/2016
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Students at Three Fires Elementary recently had the opportunity to learn about and try out orchestra instruments when the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo visited their school. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo teaches students about different orchestra instruments and how vibrations become sound. Through the program, each Three Fires Elementary student had the opportunity to play a woodwind, brass or string instrument.

“I liked the assembly today; it was really fun. The cello was the easiest to play and the flute makes you dizzy,” said Ella Koons, Three Fires Elementary fifth-grade student. “The violin was fun and I think the trombone was the loudest,” added Ethan Flore, Three Fires Elementary fifth-grade student. Both students stated that based on the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo they may like to pursue learning to play an instrument.

"The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo provided a fantastic opportunity for our students. This may be the only chance that many of these students get to hold and play instruments like these,” said Katie Welty, Three Fires Elementary music teacher. “This went far beyond what we can do in a traditional music classroom, and I really enjoyed seeing the excitement and enthusiasm on the students' faces as they got to try each instrument.” 

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo visit to Three Fires Elementary was made possible thanks to the support of the Three Fires Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Each year the Three Fires Elementary PTO works with teachers at the school to plan four or five cultural assemblies for the school.

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