There are three rules at CHIME, the after-school orchestra program run by the Empire State Youth Orchestra at Yates Elementary School in Schenectady.
“There are three simple rules,” 8-year-old violinist Allana Brown said, sitting at a lunch table with two of her orchestra mates last week. “Rule number one: Listen to your teacher. Rule number two…” Allana paused as she tried to remember the second rule.
“Rule number two: Respect your teacher,” said Hadi Waseem, a 9-year-old bassoonist.
“Yeah, respect your teacher and everyone and everything,” Allana jumped back in, not to be outdone. “These apply to school too.”
Rule number three?
“Work hard and try your best,” Hadi said.
Click here to read the Daily Gazette article published on April 17, 2017.