Many of the orchestra's members are passionate about the instrument they play – whether a tiny piccolo or an enormous harp. Most players love the sound of their own instrument over and above the other instruments of the orchestra.
Every instrument has its own particular demands and challenges. It could be the fine muscle control required by string players, or the breath control demanded by a wind instrument. But playing in an orchestra demands that all these are combined with a strong sense of group awareness.
A keen ear for intonation, the ability to play together, to keep strictly in time and follow a leader's cue or a conductor's beat are all skills the young player will acquire when playing in the orchestral ensemble.