The 6th Grade String Ensemble, and 7th & 8th Grade String Orchestra, took part in the CMEA Large Ensemble Festival in El Cerrito on Saturday April 2nd. The 6th graders played really well despite it being their first time participating in a festival, and received encouraging feedback from the adjudicators. They coped extremely well with playing in such a large auditorium, under pressure! The 7th & 8th graders performed well and were rated "Excellent" by the adjudicators. I was proud of their professionalism and responsiveness.