Heritage Orchestras Showcase Talent at Folk Fest

Isabel Salazar

The Rogers Heritage High School Orchestra had all three orchestras at the Railyard Stage on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Concertina played “Keel Row.” Intermezzo played “Star of County Down” and “Hatikvah.” Sinfonia played “Tango Lono.”

At the Railyard, Ballet Folklorico Herencia de México performed dances on the stage. There was also a Mariachi band who played between groups!

A woman in traditional Mexican dress twirls her pink, red, and yellow skirt during a dance.
Members of Ballet Folklorico Herencia de México dance at Folk Fest. Photo by Isabel Salazar

“No one can whistle a symphony alone, it takes a whole orchestra to play it,” Jacqueline Ledbetter (12) said. 

Ledbetter is the first chair in the Intermezzo orchestra and has been playing the violin for 7 and a half years!

A woman in a blue shirt and black pants conducts a group of high school students with orchestra instruments.
Kari Keiser conducts the Intermezzo Orchestra as they play “Star of County Down.” Photo by Isabel Salazar

The Folk Fest allowed the orchestras from Lingle, Oakdale, and Heritage to start off an amazing year!