WACO -- It's music not often heard in Waco, by an internationally recognized orchestra of students, all still in grade school.
"We've accomplished so much it's just like that much more fulfilling," Midway High School senior, Nathan Jang said.
"We work hard to achieve something and we see a positive result," Erin Tang said, also a Midway senior.
This weekend is the first annual Central Texas Opera Festival complete with professional opera singers, but orchestrated by Midway students.
"It's pretty short and sweet and funny and an easy introduction to opera for people who aren't necessarily very well versed on opera," award winning Midway Orchestra Director, Dr. Beau Benson said.
After placing top 5 in the state, the orchestra, led by Dr. Beau Benson, has been invited to perform in Chicago at the Midwest Clinic.
"One of 10 orchestras from around the world literally, to be invited to that is a huge honor," Benson said.
"Oh yeah, we're going to Midwest. But when you stop and think about it, it's a really big deal," Midway junior, Elizabeth Goodnight said.
But instead of selling chocolates to raise money for the trip, they're using their musical talents and performing two shortened operas as a fundraiser this weekend.
They're ready to show people around Central Texas what they can do.
"It just gives you kind of like a feeling of, I don't know some kind of weird, goose-bump feeling," Jang said.
For dates and times of the Festival, visit www.centraltexasopera.org