Decolores Montessori performs 6th grade solo and ensemble concert


GREENVILLE – Decolores Montessori’s 6th-grade students performed their Solo and Ensemble Concert, titled “Jurassic Park,” at the Presbyterian Church in Greenville on Friday, March 8, 2024. An annual event, the concert is a wonderful opportunity for the 6th graders to demonstrate the progress of their string instrument by performing a solo and a small ensemble piece.

Music is an integral part of the Montessori classroom and has been proven to enhance math, literacy, and brain development. At Decolores, all students are involved in orchestra and choose a string instrument (violin, viola, or cello) in 2nd grade and have weekly instruction. The solo and ensemble concert was a beautiful evening to honor every child and their hard work and progress.

The 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra performed “Voyager” by Soon See Newbold. The following 6th graders performed a solo: Anika Wildes, Xavier Bush, Miles Bush, Liam Moore, Joshua Leis, Levi Douds, Ellie Brubaker, Sofia Royer, Cami Warner, and Emily Strawser. Quartets and trios of 6th graders also performed various songs.

The music program at Decolores Montessori is under the direction of Kathy Douds and Betsy Hoelscher. For more information on Decolores Montessori, please visit their website at or call (937) 547-1334.