The Greenwood String Orchestra presented their spring concert Sunday, May 19 at the United Methodist Church in Greenwood. Under the direction of Charles Efurd, Celeste Williams, and Carrah Efurd the advanced orchestra members preformed a variety of classical, Scottish traditional, and folk pieces. Second year students performed patriotic numbers as well as a classical piece and a fiddle tune. Beginners played traditional folk songs and Beethoven melodies. Highlighting the concert were solos performed by Taylor Murphy, Noah Ward. Cheryl Lin, and Emily Merritt. Concertmaster was Cortney Hicks. A special thank you is addressed to volunteers Carolyn Efurd, Bill Williams, Cheree Spann, and Kaleb Jerry for concert set up and refreshments.
The String Orchestra performs a Christmas and Spring Concert yearly. An ensemble from this group also performs dinner music for club banquets in Greenwood and Fort Smith area as well as specials as local church services. Continuing the fall and spring tradition of sharing music with senior adults, a string ensemble presented a thirty-minute concert last month for residents of Golden Years Senior Adult Center. Orchestra members celebrated the end of the concert season with an annual picnic and swim party at Shadow Lake.
The orchestra season runs concurrent with the school year August though May. Third graders through adult are welcome. For more information contact Carrah Efurd at 883-7943 or Celeste Williams at 996-5239.