Chris had his final band and choir concert of his middle school career this week. I especially enjoyed this concert, as the small orchestra played "Telemann Sinfonia," which was my favorite piece to play on the violin when I was younger.
He performed in three of the groups--concert band, concert choir, and stage band. I enjoyed the stage band bit the most--jazz band music is more entertaining than usual band music; however, the concert band did an impressive, ambitious piece of music from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack. Chris got a short drum solo in one of the stage band songs. Stage band closed the show with "Louie, Louie," which is quite popular in Portland.Chris left on Friday for a band/choir trip to British Columbia, Canada, and he'll come back late Tuesday evening. It feels very quiet around the house with him gone! (No drumming!)
|Cracking up at something|
|Stage band performance|
On Saturday Kieran had his final Broadway Dance class through the Oregon Children's Theater, and the kids did a brief performance. We were instructed (by him) to bring flowers. The kid dearly loves the spotlight.
|Q&A--answering a question enthusiastically with a show of hands|
|Posing for photos|
Kieran had asked his beloved teacher, Mrs. Schaeffer, to come to see him in the show...which she did! I told her that this was above and beyond her job description. She's very special to our whole family (since she taught Chris, too).
|With more of his fans--our family, Grandpa, and my cousin Tim, his wife, and surrogate daughter|