It really is a lovely time for the kids to get in a bigger ensemble and sing.
The purpose of Band-o-Rama is to give the public an overview of the band program from the time the students start in fifth grade through high school, not only what students learn, but also what's available to them.
I'm constantly amazed at the courage of young children to stand up in front of a large crowd and perform. There are adults who are afraid to speak in front of a crowd. And yet children do it very naturally. I think being in a group and being well-prepared certainly empowers them.