Last year was the first year that Ian was able to play an instrument. Ian along with every other 4th grader wanted to sign up to play. I have to admit, I personally was against Ian playing an instrument. Not because I don't like band or that I didn't think he would do well. It was because I did not want to fight over anymore homework. Most of the time I felt like was pulling teeth for him to do his normal schoolwork and didn't need any more aggravation. My husband agreed to be the bad guy with this one and we were the proud renters of a Jr Tuba. A few months and a couple band teachers and he was playing a jr. tuba and doing really well with it.
Fast forward to this year. He is still in band, playing a regular tuba instead of the jr one & joined chorus (along with every other 5th grader). He is also in the Jazz Band and is going to be in the District Band. I am very proud of him.
Wednesday was his holiday concert. His first concert. He was soooo nervous.
Before the concert I took some photos of Ian with his friend and few of the girls...