PHOTOS: Young Amherst strings instrumentalists perform

Jason Hawk | Amherst News-Times

Fifth-graders showed of newly-acquired string skills Monday for the Amherst board of education, playing violins, cellos, and other instruments under the direction of teacher Anna Ballmer. This is the first year for an orchestral program at Nord Middle School. The aim is develop young musicians through the years, leading to the formation of a full concert orchestra at Steele High School.