Thursday, November 13, 2008

Music to my ears

Tonight was Abby's Fall Band Concert and it was a full house at the High School gym. Abby plays alto sax in the 6th grade band. It is unbelievable the improvement the band members made since last year.
When Abby started band in 5th grade, the squeaks that came out of her saxophone made me cringe... like nails across a blackboard. urggg... I used to hide down in the basement whenever Abby practiced! This year I have noticed a marked improvement in her technique since I no longer have to run to the basement, but I was still surprised at the richness of the full-band sound tonight.
The music was pleasurable and the songs are getting more complex. I am looking forward to the next concert in the Spring. As the quote above our piano says... "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." I'm feeling pretty sparkly right now!


Lori said...

Way to go Abby!! I wish my kids had stuck with their instruments. Abby will be glad she did. Way to go Mom!

Charlene said...

How exciting for both you and her. music is a great gift to have. Keep up the great work!!

the mom~ said...

Awww....she is growing up to be such a beautiful young lady. I would love to come to one of her concerts...hint hint!