Sunday, December 13, 2009

Music Music Music

Thursday found us going in different directions (sort of a theme at this house). Big Al had a concert of all the bands at her middle school, and Brian and my mom went to go see her. It was the 6th grade, then the 7th, then the 8th grade bands, the orchestra, and then the chorus --- they were gone for awhile. Big Al is the kid on the far left...

Meanwhile, T-Rex had a chorus presentation of the Nutcracker Suite. In the first part of the play she was a soldier, and then she and her friend switched the lead role halfway through the play and she did a tremendous job. T-Rex tends to be an introvert, so I was quite surprised that she tried out for this part. Sorry for the blurry pics.

A few weeks ago Big Al tried out for District Honor Band, and was CERTAIN that she bombed. She was wrong. Apparently she was one of just a few 7th graders who made it. So Friday she was shuttled over to a high school, spent a day and a half with new music, and Saturday afternoon gave a concert. She got to do a steel pan drum piece that she really enjoyed. She's thinking about trying out for the school's steel pan club next year.