An Orchestra is a large group of musicians who play instruments from the 4 main families: Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion
The 4 MAIN
Families of Instruments
(Click on the PICTURES below to take you to the Instrument Family pages!)
A NEW Family
George Meets The Orchestra
DISNEY - Toot, Whistle, Plunk, Boom!
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Backstage with Bleekie
TUNE BUDDIES - Getting to Know the Instruments
A Conductor is a person who "directs a musical performance" like an orchestra or chorus concert.
Sesame Street - People in Your Neighborhood - Conductor
Class Notes - What does a Conductor do?
An Audience is a group of people who "watch" and "listen" to a performance.
Class Notes - What to do at a concert
BOOKS ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA
Tubby The Tuba
The Remarkable Farkle McBride
Interactive story book about the families of instruments.
Click on a family in the orchestra to learn more about it's instruments. There's also a fun matching game you can play!