It just wouldn’t officially be spring without a band concert to signal that the end of the school year is near. This evening I had the pleasure of attending just such a concert. Grandson Jonathan and the 6th grade band performed the opening musical numbers.
I last listened to the 6th grade band during the fall concert last year. Months of practice and consistent hard work have paid off for this group of young performers. I could hear their remarkable progress and see their confidence.
Jonathan played the clarinet, front and center. Performing before an audience is something this charismatic young man does well, whether he is singing and dancing in a musical or acting in a play or playing an instrument or explaining the latest version of a trendy video game on his YouTube channel. I’m so proud of him and I appreciate his gifts.
Listen to the 6th grade band play Fanfare Heroica by Brian Balmages HERE.
I enjoy these concerts so much. What a beautiful portrayal of life as each child plays his or her part, contributing to the whole. I left the performance inspired to do my best in playing the music that has been set before me, while allowing others to do the same. Together we all create something beautiful, and bigger than we could create on our own.