"It was really cool!...I would like to go to one of your performances."
---3rd grader, Damascus Elementary
"I liked the part where we thought about music & feelings."
---1st grader, Sidwell Friends
"I liked when he let me play the violin."
---Kindergartener, Georgetown Hill Early
"It was even better than Chuck E. Cheese"
---1st grader, Beverly Farms
"I liked the 'oboe of love.'"
---Kindergartener, Geneva Day
A student comment that even wowed the musicians: "The tambourine is the only percussion instrument you can strike, shake, and slide."
---4th grader, Travilah
"They were awesome!"
"They were super good up close…I couldn't believe it"
"They know what they were talking about."
"It was the best performance I've ever seen."
"They knew all of the notes perfectly."
---4th graders, Lake Seneca
"It was funny to see them mess up on purpose."
"I learned new facts about how the violin vibrates."
"They made the music more interesting when they repeated the melody."
"The fiddle music made us want to clap but we didn't want to be rude."
"I could hear the duet switch from melody to accompaniment."
"I liked when Mr. Ivan made the violin scream."
--1st and 3rd graders a Glen Haven
---4th graders, Fields Road
"I'm glad you came because I had never heard an oboe before."
"I loved the music so much. I want the CD (if there is one)."
"Sandy, how can you play so fast?"
"I love the sound of the oboe; I would love to play it in Middle School."
"Thank you for coming to our school…How did you learn to stop breathing for so long?"
And this from a young man: "I hope you had a good time. You touched my heart."
--From a "Thank You" book prepared by 3rd graders at Fallsmead