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      Sound of music takes on new meaning at Carver High School

      The sound of music is taking on a new meaning at Carver High School.

      Thursday morning, autistic students part of a newly-formed orchestra performed for school staff, students, family and friends.

      The orchestra was formed this year after the school's special education teacher searched for a new elective.

      "The music makes them come out of their shell," said special education teacher Wanda Shorter. "I've seen them just blossom."

      The students{}performed two selections, "The Switch" and The Adams Family," and also{}performed in a drum circle.

      The orchestra is led by orchestra teacher Heather Rittscher, who is planning for another performance next year.

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