Source: News and Observer

Millbrook High School’s Orchestra was supposed to host their annual spring concert but because of the coronavirus, it had to be canceled. Instead, orchestra program director Will Jung conducted the orchestra virtually, according to the News and Observer. 

“I wanted to create something for the kids and their parents since the best thing to do is to make something positive out of this,” Jung told the News and Observer.

Wake County schools are finding multiple ways to stay engaged with students during remote learning. That includes other virtual performances like a virtual cabaret that students from Enloe and Millbrook high schools are performing in. 

Jung says he has continued teaching his students online and when faced with the date of the canceled concert, he asked if the students would want to record a piece to post online instead.

The students readily agreed and Jung had them to record their performances individually. He later synced them together in an edited video so that everyone was performing in time. 

“I just feel grateful that they took the time to do something they didn’t have to do — this little project with me,” Jung said.

Read the full story on how schools are hosting virtual performances from the News and Observer.