One of the best times of the day comes at noon, when classes break for the lunch hour and the lunch time concerts.
It's nice to sit with friends, enjoy a delicious lunch (whether you pack in your own lunch, buy individual items from the school cafeteria, or run to one of the nearby restaurants for take-out), and talk about the great things you've been learning that day.
If the weather's nice, students can even head outside to play on the lawn and get some fresh air. Getting those wiggles out in the middle of the day is always a good idea!
This is also a great time to visit the vendors' tables, where you can purchase anything from fine instruments to books to stuffed animals to treats and hair bows!
After enjoying your lunch and having a little down time, you want to be sure to head in to the auditorium to enjoy the lunch time concert, which always starts at 1 pm.
Every day has a different offering: sometimes the performers are our guest artists (such as the Fry Street Quartet or cellist Dane Johansen), sometimes they are student ensembles who are participating in the Fry Street Days chamber program, and sometimes the performers are actually students from ISSI, who audition for this particular performance opportunity via video submission. (More information here).
Hearing professionals and peers present polished performances in the middle of the day is a great way to find inspiration!