Wheatland-Chili student joins Hochstein youth orchestra

Wheatland-Chili senior Erik Schroeder plays the violin as a member of the 2018-19 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Schroeder is a percussionist in the Wheatland-Chili High School Band, took Advanced Placement music theory and participates in the spring musicals.

Students compete annually for a seat in the orchestra, performing professional repertoire in at least four concerts throughout the school year. Since 2000, the HYSO has performed in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. The orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2002.