Monday, December 13, 2010

Proud Parent Moment

I mentioned in my last post that our daughter plays the violin.  This picture is from her winter concert.  I don't mean to brag, but for me, it was just a thrill to see her up there.  And WOW - what a difference from the elementary school orchestra - LOL!  In elementary school our daughter only had violin lessons / orchestra about 1-2 times a week.  In middle school she has orchestra every day, then separate lessons once a week.  Well the increased amount of practice was certainly reflected by the performance.  It was fantastic!  I'll never forget her very first orchestra concert.  Of course we were proud of our daughter then too, but oy!  The squeaks that came out of the stringed instruments!  The concert was almost like fingers on a chalkboard, LOL...  It's a relief to go now and really enjoy the concert.  :-)

There was actually a funny moment during the concert - of course everyone is supposed to have their Blackberries, htc desire 2.2s, iPhones etc. turned off.  Well just before one of the pieces, there was complete silence as everyone waited with anticipation for the conductor to throw his arms up and start the music when someone must have either turned on or off their phone and there was this big, loud robotic voice that said, "DROID" in that silence.  I couldn't help but laugh...

When I was my daughter's age I was in chorus, which I mostly enjoyed.  I was an alto.  However, I can remember our chorus teacher had some questionable taste in music.  I will never forget having to sing, "Send in the Clowns"...uggggghhhh!!  I still remember how much I hated that song!

Were you in the music program at school when you were a kid?  Any funny or great moments to share?

The end.


  1. We also had to sing "Send in the Clowns" in chorus. What a disgusting song! We did other dumb songs like "Never My Love," and don't get me going on all the drab, depressing books we had to read! I think school in the 70s and 80s was purposely intended to depress children...

  2. I love the violin and always wanted to learn to play it. My sister used to play it when she was in school.

    Its such a beautiful sounding instrument!


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