Encourage your children to listen for the differences between a band and an orchestra, and then do some research, too. The short story is this:
1. Orchestras have been around much longer than bands.
2. A band does not have a strings section.
3. Most music written for orchestra is longer than pieces for band.
Here is your Band vs. Orchestra Notebooking Set.
(I've included a seating chart for the orchestra so your children can easily see the presence of a lot of STRINGS in the orchestra.)
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