Sioux City Orchestra helps LCC students hit the right notes

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Laurel-Concord-Coleridge fourth graders were participants in a once in a lifetime experience and were inducted into the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for one hour on March 4 at the Sioux City Orpheum.

More than 2,000 students from Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa along with their music teachers with recorders in hand entered the Orpheum and performed with the Symphony for one hour in a program sponsored by Carnegie Hall.

This year’s program was entitled “Orchestra Rocks.” This is the first year the LCC Elementary School has participated in the Link Up program offered through the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

“This was a new program we offered last year for the first time to many schools in the Siouxland area,” said Travis Morgan, CEO of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.

Morgan said this year the orchestra performed for two days and had over 40 schools in attendance with more than 5,000 students participating. He said over 60 percent of the schools involved in Link Up are considered Title One schools where the students come from low income families. Many students and even their families will never have the opportunity to attend an orchestra performance, let alone come to the Orpheum.


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