The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its KidsNotes program at the Irving West Branch Library on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:30 PM. KidsNotes is a one-hour program that begins with the reading of a book such as, “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” or “The Remarkable Farkle McBride,” which introduces the different families of instruments in an engaging and fun way. Next, depending on the age of the participants, students engage in games that explore musical concepts like pitch, rhythm, and timbre. Then one of our professional musicians introduces and plays their instrument, choosing music suitable for a young audience. To finish up, we have an Instrument Petting Zoo! which allows children to try out an instrument from each of the four orchestra families to learn more about their favorites! Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial to developing the creative spark in children. And continual evidence has shown that children engaged in musical education perform well above national classroom standards. To this end, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its KidsNotes program to young children where they can hear, see, touch, and explore different aspects of music and the orchestra. KidsNotes is offered at many area schools, libraries, and bookstores throughout the year. Due to generous contributions from public and private donors, the KidsNotes program is offered free of charge to the community.