A Halloween theme for Sherman High School Orchestra
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — The Sherman High School Orchestra put on its annual fall concert with a bit of a twist; the students dressed up in costume and got into the Halloween spirit by playing spooky music.
A few of the songs on the evening's set list were from the Halloween classic "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
"I really like Halloween music and fall music, so it's interesting," said SHS junior and violinist Claudia May. "It's different from the classical stuff or the Christmas stuff, so it's a different experience."
Sherman ISD is the only school district in Texoma that offers an orchestra program.
"I grew up around a family where we listen to country music often, so I wanted to learn how to play the fiddle, we also listened to a lot of classical," said violinist and SHS senior Landon Cain. "I wanted to learn how to play fiddle tunes and then learn how to play classical music on the violin, so when I got that first chance in fifth grade to learn how to play the violin, I took that chance."
These young musicians are getting the opportunity to work with and learn from members of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra throughout the year.
"Being able to play with friends and spend every day making music with each other is such a strong, powerful force that, I think, touches us all," said SHS Orchestra director Michael Moore.
If you missed their fall concert, the Sherman High School Orchestra will present a Christmas concert in December.