WINDHAM – On Thursday, Feb. 28, more than 1,200 students from Windham Primary School, Raymond Elementary School and Windham Christian Academy attended Kinderkonzert performances by the Brass Quintet from the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

The students learned just how the sound is made on each of the instruments. “Fire in the Big Top” was the theme. The first-grade students from Mrs. Rice’s class reported that the story was a little “scary” but that made it “very fun and exciting.”

The event, held at the Windham High School, was sponsored by the Windham PTA with the Windham Primary School Cultural Arts Committee.

Portland Symphony Orchestra tuba player Don Rankin jokes around with Lucas Cormier, right, and Sarah Bell, students in Mrs. Reichl’s second-grade class at Windham Primary School, during the orchestra’s Brass Quintet’s recent visit to Windham. Photo courtesyof Nancy Cash Cobb