I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge at twowritingteachers.org.
I played the violin from 6th grade to 12th grade and had the same orchestra teacher my entire career.
One year we placed at state playing “HoeDown” by Copeland. We would have received a perfect score if the music had not been mislabeled. We LOVED performing this song. I would practice sequences on my arm in class.
The song may seem familiar to you…it was featured in a “Beef It’s what’s For Dinner” commercial several years ago.
Over the past week I have listened to the song over and over. I can feel what it is like to be on stage. I was third chair [there were literally two prodigies in the 1st and 2nd chairs] throughout high school and can remember looking out into the crowd at performances.