Monday, March 11, 2013

Wowed!


Tonight's slice continues on the theme of my daughters.  This is not a surprise, given that so much of my life right now is being a mom.  This week marks the spring concert week for my district's orchestras.  Monday night:  Chamber Orchestra (the oldest kids) and the Cadet Orchestra (4th graders). Tuesday night:  String Orchestra (fifth & sixth graders) and Beginning Orchestra (3rd graders).  My daughters are in both ends of the spectrum.  Molly is in Chamber as a sixth grader - quite an honor, and something that has given her amazing confidence and has inspired her to practice more to keep up with the seventh and eighth graders.  My youngest is in Beginner... and she is very much a beginner, only playing since October.

I've been hearing the Chamber Orchestra play for our school assemblies for eighteen years, and I never cease to be amazed by the young musicians in my school.  Knowing that my kid is one of them is just icing on the cake.  Many people might cringe when they hear the words "junior high orchestra," but this one is NOT cringe-inducing.  They are pretty darn good!  Here's a small sample of Sabre Dance. video
So yes.... I am a proud mama once again, and I can't wait to head back to that gym tomorrow night.

6 comments:

  1. I love your pride in your daughters! To this day, I still remember with great pride all the recitals in which I watched Kate dance, and all the races in which I watched Carrie run. Thanks for making me reflect on those times once again. Enjoy your musical week!

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  2. It's such a joy to see our children succeed. Congratulations!
    Catherine

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  3. I came from a family where everyone played something, it is a great experience for children.

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  4. Music is so important to life and I love seeing people continuing to make it a priority. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  5. There is nothing better than seeing our kids soar! Your daughters won the parent lottery. What lucky little girls to have a mother who showers them with love and attention.

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  6. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! They grow up way too fast!

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