Friday, December 16, 2011

Proud Moments

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...
Lily looked so grown up...
First he sang.


Then he played...LOL, the instrument is so big you can't see his face!
There he is....
Such a proud moment seeing my baby up on stage.

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7 Sweet Comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is the coolest! I soooo enjoyed my kids being in the band, so I hope yours sticks with it! It's generally a good, safe bunch of kids. :)

Becca said...

That is really awesome. I did band throughout junior high and high school and I made tons of close friends that I still see regularly to this day.

Adrienne said...

These are great shots! And what a fun "night out on the town"!! I agree, Lily looks very grown up. I had tons of chorus/musical exposure when I was a kid - years of it! And I love those memories and all that I learned through it! He looks so at ease and genuinely happy to be participating!

Victoria said...

what a fun night. I started playing violin in 2nd grade and loved every minute of it. I also learned in high school how to play the clarinet, the piano, drums, marimba, I loved every minute of it. I am actually thinking of getting my violin fixed so I caan play again.

Finding Charm said...

Too stinkin cute! Congrats proud mamma.
Lily in the chair - I thought she turned 5 not 15! haha.

Cascia Talbert said...

You should be proud! I have so many fond memories of band and choir from when I was a kid. Good luck to your son on all his musical endeavors. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wendy Irene said...

Awe, this brings back memories. He looks so handsome playing his instrament. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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