After the senior and junior group finished playing their three arrangements, orchestra director David Swenson introduced the evening's special performance. Boone High senior Troy Downey was introduced onto the stage to perform a song he wrote personally on the guitar. Downey has been taking Swenson’s advanced musical theory class and with the help of Swenson, Downey was able to take the opportunity to write and perform his own song in front of a viewing audience. Downey’s original song earned him a huge applause from both the audience and orchestra as he exited the stage.
Shortly after Downey’s performance the freshman and sophomore class joined the rest of the orchestra to proceed on with the second half of the concert.
Once all the strings joined the stage the orchestra began to play their first song “Concerto in D Minor” followed by the “Zelda Suite”. The “Zelda Suite” consisted of five songs from the Zelda Ocarina of Time soundtrack that the orchestra played uninterrupted by the audience. The five songs in order were: “Zelda Main Theme”, “Lost Woods”, “Kakariko Village”, “Hyrule Castle Courtyard”, and the “Zelda Finale”. Finally, the orchestra ended with its final song “Sweet Child of Mine” by Guns and Roses.
The next concert that the orchestra will be apart of will be on December 20th when the orchestra, band, and choir all perform to create Boone High School’s annual winter concert.