An orchestra of their own, 28 June 2007, Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Two years after the state started to allow home-schooled kids to sign up for public school bands and sports teams, the Central Pennsylvania Homeschool Orchestra Ensemble is alive and well.
In 2005, when the state required public school districts to allow Pennsylvania’s 25,000 home-schooled children to participate in their extracurricular activities, some thought the change might be a death sentence for home-school organizations such as the orchestra.
Barry Clay, conductor of the Central Pennsylvania Homeschool Orchestra Ensemble, said that has not been the case.
“If the orchestra dissolved because the kids were presented with a better opportunity, I’d be happy with that,” he said. “I have plenty of personal projects I could get to work on. But I enjoy doing the orchestra.”
Two-page article at link.
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