Hundreds of Dobie students enjoy fine arts class


Aubrey Thompson and Harley Jones

Annabella Hager, a 7th grader, believes that the songs for orchestra are way to easy. “I don’t really like the music. They’re easy, he says they are hard but I don’t believe him.” she said. She also said that it is difficult having to carry her bass around everywhere and that’s why she doesn’t practice much.  

Winter Leslie an 8th grader in choir, likes the class not only because of the teacher’s humor and kindness but also because of the unique songs he has us singing, she said. “He’s nice and humorous personality is amazing, I also love the music he has us singing, It’s so unique since its in a different language.” 

Participating in extracurricular activities is known by experts to be beneficial to students. A report by Americans for the Arts states that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievements.

Nianna Shaffer an 8th grader in wind ensemble (the highest band class in our school) really enjoys performing and learning how to make music. “The music is really easy, march of the trolls is my favorite piece,” she said. “The Harry Potter selection is a little harder and is getting to the 7th graders.”

7th and 8th grade band concert. Photo by Mrs. PJ

Although all the people enjoy doing their fine arts they don’t really practice. They all have similar opinions,  “I don’t practice.” Annabella Hager said. 

Winter Leslie, 8th grader, said she doesn’t practice. “No because I never thought about it,” said Winter Leslie.

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