Mario Prado, the Lee Orchestra teacher, likes to make orchestra enjoyable for him and his students. He likes to actually make a difference in how people play and loves to hear when they truly enjoy playing.
“We have three competitions each year,” he said. “And we have eight concerts each year.”
He doesn’t require them to do any of the competitions other than UIL/sight reading.
“Everything else has to come from them.” he said, “If I have to force students to care about music then they are in the wrong class.”