こんばんは。How’s it going?
Koa is participating in both the Austin Youth Orchestra and Texas Youth Wind Symphony this year, and they both had concerts recently. AYO is an orchestra, which means there are strings, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. TYWS on the other hand has no strings (although there was a single bass for the concert). I love to hear the strings, but I enjoyed listening to the band more. I suppose it’s because the percussion section is more prominent in band, and Koa is a percussionist.
During the high school marching season, the winds, brass, and percussion kids are focused on marching competitions and football games, so the orchestra goes all-string (from what I understand). But once marching season is over, the orchestra is supplemented by the band kids, and I hear that the orchestra kids enjoy a more dynamic arrangement. I thought it was interesting. Before Koa was in band, I just assumed an orchestra had all instruments and didn’t know the distinction between band and orchestra. Both are really awesome!
Here are a couple of animations auto-created by Google Photos. I like to shoot in burst mode, then upload all the images to my Google Photos account and see what kind of animations it makes. The first is of Koa on snare, and the second is when we was on crash cymbals.
I hope you had a nice day!