Providence is playing music in Chicago


Providence Academy music faculty and students will go on a trip to Chicago during Memorial Week on May 27.

Both the students and faculty look forward to the many opportunities they will experience.

For four days, PA music teachers Beth Wolfe, Thomas Jones, Nicole Clark and Richard Carrillo will chaperone during the Chicago trip. During the trip, the students and faculty will go to a master class at Wheaton College with Dr. Timothy Yontz and Dr. Daniel. The PA faculty and students will also attend the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concert where they will play “Holst: The Planets.”

Apart from all the music the students and faculty will experience, they will see the Science and Industry Museum, take a cruise on Lake Michigan, eat at the Hard Rock Cafe and Jeno’s Pizza, spend a day at Six Flags, and visit Millennium Park and Skydeck Chicago.

All of them look forward to the trip and traveling with 52  musicians for a weekend. The faculty have no worries and just hope everyone will take care of themselves.

Mrs. Wolf stated, “no worries, just hope everyone takes care of themselves well as we will be busy and tired. We need to remember that finals are waiting when we come back.”

The teachers look forward to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Students said they want to go on the trip because of the chance to be with friends, explore new places, see new things and have new experiences without parents. Despite the excitement, students also have to keep mind of the finals after their trip. Because of the finals, a few students have planned to bring their studies on the trip and study during their free time like on the bus or in the hotel room.

Sidney Kirchhoff ‘18 stated, “I will study for finals. I will prepare with my friends on the bus and maybe in the hotel room. But let’s be honest, we really won’t have that much time. It will be a jam-packed weekend. But I will try.”

PA students and faculty will leave on Friday, May 27 and come back on Monday, May 30.