So tonight was daughter #2's orchestra concert. This is the beginning orchestra with over 150 beginning string players in it. The kids have only been playing since late September, so the difference between last night's concert and this one is HUGE. It's good, however, to regain perspective; to remember how far the older one has come and to have a picture of where the litte one may go.
Here's Abby all ready for her performance:
I'm very glad the concerts were Monday and Tuesday evening, because tomorrow after school my friend Sarah and I head to Springfield for the Illinois Reading Council Conference. I so enjoy these 2.5 days where I can recharge my professional batteries. When I come back to school next week, I'll begin putting my foot in next year, thinking about how I can be a better coach next year than I was this. I'll have new ideas and thinking to share with my colleagues as well.
Lest you think tonight's concert was torture, here's a short clip of the Beginning Orchestra playing "Bile 'Em Cabbage Down."