The Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra is made up of elementary school children. You have to be at least 6 to play. They’re known to be excellent musicians and, it turns out, dancers. Elaborate choreography is incorporated into their performances.
Their performances are impressive on many levels, but most notably because they don’t have a home. That’s why they’re competing on America’s Got Talent. If they win $1 million, they’re going to buy a building for the orchestra. They rent spaces from churches and schools. But finding space for 40-60 kids and their parents during noisy rehearsals is a tall order. The orchestra’s director, Susan Pascale, starts kids in her program as young as 3-and-a-half on piano, and then strings from age 4-and-a-half. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.