Friday, June 09, 2006

musical interlude

Wednesday night was the final band concert of the school year. Looks like #1 son (the one on the right) is just about ready for summer holidays.

13 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

Your son plays the same instrument my son does...he feels the same way too, lol!
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P.S Yes, pray for some sun! You wanna know something funny. Talk about a small world. I'm from Lynden and I know you and your family visit B'ham from time to time and that is where the hubs and I went to college. If you ever ate at a Dennys there back in the 90's we worked there, lol.

9/6/06 7:08 AM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Either that or he's recently converted to the Church of the Almighty Brass.

9/6/06 7:25 AM  
Anonymous krista said...

I love that second picture. I can't decide if he looks like he's got the weight of the world on his shoulders, or if he's just getting REALLY into the music.

9/6/06 7:40 AM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

That second picture is quite telling of the general school feeling these days. Get me outta here...

9/6/06 8:15 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Had he dropped off to sleep?

How much choice does he have about playing? I remember when I was learning violin I had to also to play in the school orchestra - but rehearsal was a different day from my lessons and I really didn't like hauling my violin around so I often "forgot" it on Mondays...

9/6/06 8:40 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Hehe that used to be my oldest son in the band and jazzband only he played saxaphone. Now he is the music teacher and he still at times has to sit in with his students. From the time he was in high school he knew he wanted to teach. Hope your son at least enjoys playing and being in the band.

9/6/06 7:24 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Both my kids are 'band geeks' and *proud* of it (My daughter was actually just awarded 'Band member of the year' for her grade). And both big brass - baritone and french horn. Practice time is very loud at our house. :-)

9/6/06 11:39 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Andrea: I have two trombonists in this house! (and their dad plays, too)

Kyknoord: Yes, but when 'out of church' he tries to counterbalance it by listening to only the most heavy-duty alt rock.

Krista: The first is more likely since the other band was playing an Andrew Lloyd Webber medley at that moment! :)

Brian: Only one more day of classes for him. He's perking up...

Caroline: His choice and he's quite good. He won't practice voluntarily, though. :)

Toni: He'll be in a jazz band next year, too. When I met my husband he was training to be a secondary music teacher, though he never followed through.

Tara: That's great ~ my husband used to play the tuba! 'Course now Carl wants to learn electric bass, too. Now that could get noisy...

10/6/06 7:50 AM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Yes - we also have piano and guitar going on at my house in addition to brass. I'm trying to draw the line at drums and electric guitars...

10/6/06 3:16 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Great pics ! Too cute ! I like what you did with the bottom pic ! My kids are growing very tired of it all as well and looking for that break ! :)

10/6/06 4:50 PM  
Blogger susan said...

so funny andrea! we just finsihed our band concerts too and well, even though we have older daughter on trumpet and younger daughter on flute, my sis and I both played trombone!
he looks ready to be done for summer...

11/6/06 7:41 AM  
Blogger carla said...

He does look a bit tired! I think it just gets to seem like it will never end when we get to the last weeks, but thankfully...it does! You've been quiet...are you communing with your muse?

12/6/06 10:26 AM  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

I wish my son were a band geek as he definitely has the talent but he gave up on his music because he was/is lazy and it wasn't really that cool. My daughter is lazy about practicing but is a great sax player. Her current obsession with boys has made her practicing even more erratic but I think she'll persevere.

14/6/06 12:47 AM  

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