On October 19, 2023 at 7 p.m. in Bonneville High School's Little Theatre, the BHS orchestra performed their fall concert. The orchestra worked extremely hard to perfect their pieces for everyone's enjoyment. By endlessly rehearsing and planning, the BHS orchestra always finds many ways to make their concerts amazing after working on their music for weeks and months on end.
Dr. Baldwin, the orchestra director at Bonneville and Rocky Mountain, was asked some questions. When asked why he decided to teach the orchestra, he said “I have developed quite a love for the orchestra. Imagine Star Wars without the orchestra music!” Being a huge fan of cinema and music, Baldwin finds inspiration from a variety of movies and soundtracks. Baldwin explained his music-choosing process, which includes meeting a set criterion. According to Baldwin, the music had to be "Halloween themed in some way, and [it] had to be fun." Some Halloween costumes include “Monster Mash,” “Stranger Things," “Ghost of John,” “Zombie Tango” and others following the Halloween criteria.
After the concert, Baldwin's appreciation for music is at an all-time high. Baldwin believes music "offers a lot of feelings." Baldwin is driven by "developing those relationships and feelings when teaching his students to grow within music. When asked what words can be used to describe the music you played he said, “The music is spooky and fun. Everything from banging on kitchen utensils to TV show music. All of the students will be dressed up in costumes and the hall will be decorated as well.” The orchestra was dressed up in costumes for their fall performance. They had some Halloween decorations in the halls, and they were dressed in Halloween costumes including a pumpkin, chicken, secret agents, tiger, vampire, etc. The orchestra made the concert entertaining by dressing up and utilizing kitchen utensils such as pots, pans, cups, forks, etc. in their music. They made all the songs played entertaining for everyone in the crowd, including all the orchestra’s use of creativity in their music, working hard on every piece making it sound spectacular.