We had the privilege of attending the Grade 1-4 Spring Concert this week. Although the concert itself was good and I was quite proud of my kiddos, the preparation for the concert was perhaps the most memorable element. :) I've been hearing practicing of vocal songs and the recorder for weeks. Our son came home every day this week giving us a countdown. Their concert clothes were picked out weeks in advance and laid out carefully the night before. (Our daughter changed her mind about what to wear the day of the concert, but that's a woman's prerogative anyway, right?)
We had a near tragic moment this week. Our daughter strained her thumb in PE last week and was in a brace this week. This was to be her very first instrumental performance. (The 4th graders get to play the recorder). She had worked so hard on it and even talked us into purchasing a recorder of her very own to have at home. It would have been devastating if she had missed this performance. Especially since our school does not have a band program right now. Who knows when the opportunity will come again for an instrumental performance? Good thing her thumb was feeling well enough she could remove her brace and play with her classmates. Tragedy averted!!!
The concert itself is always fun. It's great fun to watch the kids all dressed up for the concert. It's also tuns of fun to watch the kiddos who haven't quite mastered performance etiquette and are looking for family members and waving. The dances are fun for each grade and they do a great job staying fairly together. There were some songs that even had me wanting to break out in dance. Somehow I thought a wheelchair dancing in the front row may have been a bit distracting. :) Even I learned something new during the concert. Who knew Neil Diamond wrote I'm a Believer? Not me until last night. It sure made me want to dance and go home and break out my Monkees cassette taape. Does that age me a bit?
All in all, they did an amazing job as always. Thank you Mrs. Jamison for all your hard work.
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