Little LadyBug was invited to play her trumpet with the Brass Band on Christmas Eve. She just started playing the trumpet this summer and is very nervous about performing with a more "professional" group. We figure if all she does is hit the first note in every measure, she's doing well. Her practicing today sounds pretty good - I recognize some of it! I'll keep you posted on her progress.
#1 Son is auditioning for District Band. When the notice came home I asked "What is this? What do you have to do? Do you have to memorize a piece of music?" His answer was, "Nah! All you have to do is play some scales and sight read some music." Sounds easy, doesn't it? Fortunately, #1 Son is very good at both of these things. He doesn't seem to get nervous. He usually remains cool as a cucumber and plays quite well. I am the nervous nelly. Auditioning is such a subjective sport. He is not concerned in the least -- If he makes District - fine. If he doesn't make District - fine. He knows we will always consider him our #1 Sax player!
LadyBug is ready for her handbell performances. I enjoy directing, but ringing is so much more fun. I enjoy hearing the bells around me and feeling the heft of them in my hands. The bigger and the louder the bell, the happier I am. LadyBug likes to ring loud and often!! Ringing the bells at Christmas time is just the best!!
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Have a lovely weekend.