By Cedric McQueen, Features Writer

Showcasing their skills, Keenan’s orchestra members attended the District Honors Orchestra event at 6:00 P.M. on February 17 at Lower Richland High school. The day before, various students participated in the practice conducted from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The top orchestra students from both middle and high school attended the concert.

Keenan Orchestra Teacher Ms. Christi Lewis and her best students were also present.

Two of her students were Freshmen Charles Washington and Lauren Gordon.

Along with the students, the faculty also played to show students they practice what they preach.

Lewis was excited that the students had an opportunity to perform since they worked so hard.

“I look at the students that made Honor Orchestra this year, and I get excited for what’s to come,” she said. “They are on the road to doing even bigger and better things next year.”

Washington played second violin, 17th chair. He enjoyed the experience.

Also, he appreciated the different tones of the music

He says he always gives his best efforts

“Strive to do your best,” Washington said.

Gordon was also on violin. She was in the 8th chair.

Gordon was thrilled to work with people from different schools.

One of the songs she participated in was “The Forest in Cantation.”

Gordon says she never gave up.

“Always keep trying,” Gordon said.