Friday, April 1, 2011

The Sweet Sound of Music

I'll be the first to admit that while I was excited that my oldest was going to play the drums this year in band, I was not excited about the cost involved in renting him an instrument. He never practices at home unless I force him to and once I realized I had literally wasted $150 renting a silly drum I could've bought from Craigslist for $80 I was a little over the whole thing.

He says he likes playing the drum and wants to continue playing. I just don't see the practice, commitment, or follow-through I was hoping for.

Last night was the middle school, elementary school side by side concert where the 5th grade band students get to play a concert with the middle school band students. The middle school music teachers also feature exceptional middle school students in solo and trio performances. It truly was music to my ears! I reminded me how much I love live music. To get to hear a full orchestra and a full band play was a real treat and it is truly amazing how talented some of these middle school musicians really are.

Needless to say, mommy received a little attitude adjustment and I am once again thankful for the outstanding music program Baltimore County public schools has in place at the elementary level and beyond.

Without further ado, here is Brennan playing with the middle school band. He is a percussionist and is in the back right frame of the video. Hard to pick him out but the music is still great to hear, enjoy!

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