Now celebrating its 54th season, the All-City Orchestra (ACO) is an after-school ensemble for kids who would like to play in an orchestra outside their own school boundaries. It is for kids in grades 4-8 who either attend the Newton Public Schools or who are home-schooled Newton residents. Students must already be dedicated participants in their own school group. Directed by Gregory Livingston (music teacher at Bigelow), the orchestra rehearses from 3:45 to 5:00 PM on Wednesday afternoons at Bigelow Middle School.
If you have a child who plays in his or her school orchestra and would like an additional challenge, the ACO may be just the thing. More details and audition requirements are on the ACO’s website.