This week, third graders at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in Erie, are getting the chance to experience being on stage with the Erie Philharmonic
It's part of a virtual tour the Philharmonic is bringing to area classrooms over time, thanks to a grant program from several area agencies and companies.

This week is the first public launching of the virtual reality project. The goal is to expose students to the arts in a way they might not be able to experience, otherwise, and possibly also spark a love of technology, too. 

Erie Philharmonic Executive Director, Steve Weiser, says, "There's a visual headset they put on that's a 360 experience that lets them sit like a camera view in the middle of the stage,and then they have high-def headphones they put on that let them experience the actual orchestra that we've recorded from a live concert last year."

This virtual reality tour will be at Grover Cleveland through Wednesday, then move on to other Erie City Schools and later, schools within Erie County.