Thanks to all of you for your kind words. The rewards of the work is hearing the kids play.
I thought that you might be interested in the unsolicited message I got from Angelo Moreno, the conductor for the Junior and Senior High Orchestras. In my view GPO should get the credit since it creates such realistic renditions that the students can practice at home the same as they would be practicing with the rest of the orchestra.
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 21:04:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: ANGELO MORENO
Subject: Re: Intermediate Orchestra - Classical Symphony is up on the web
To: Russ Hobby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks Russ! I asked the kids today "How many of you have gone on line to listen to the pieces" and 99% of them rasied their hands, "I said how many of you actively practice with or use the recordings during actual practicing" and the majority of them said yes they play along or listen and play. This is a wonderful tool. Especially for the young 7th graders who are struggling just to make it happen. I really appreciate all your time and energy in putting it all together.