Mustang orchestra ready for judges

Jamie Tarriela – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Concert and Chamber Orchestra will begin their Music Performance Assessments (MPA) Tuesday night at Manatee High School.

The LRHS Orchestra program attends MPAs every year. Students participate in both Solo and Ensemble MPA in January and the Orchestra Ensemble MPA in February.

At MPAs, orchestras play a set list of three to four songs, and each orchestra is graded on a scale ranging from Poor to Superior. The orchestra then performs and is graded on a completely unknown song in the process known as sight-reading. All scores are then averaged to create one complete score.

Sophomore John Lin, a member of the Chamber Orchestra said, “I believe that we are as ready as we will ever be for MPAs, by now everything depends on the performance.”