Monday, May 6, 2013

Final Band Concert

It's been a busy last few days with more coming up.  You can tell the end of the school year is here!

Last Thursday Jake's band had their final concert for the year.  Jake has been looking forward to it for quite some time.

On the way there we asked about the upcoming concert and he told us that his band was playing "two-and-a-half songs."

Mike and I gave each other quizzical looks.  Half a song?

Well, it turns out he was fairly correct.  The "half song" was really a favorite warm-up of theirs that they wanted to showcase as well.

Jake's favorite piece was the first one; it was in three parts.  My favorite piece was their last one: "Great Gate of Kiev" from "Pictures at an Exhibition".  I've always really liked the whole piece and this section was fun to hear.

His band did a fantastic job!  They were together the whole way through and had a really solid sound.  He was very excited and we were happy for him.  He's already looking forward to percussion lessons over the summer.

Maddie informed us there are 20 days left of school and looking at the calendar we'll be squeezing lots in during those 20 days!

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