Monday, April 25, 2011

Band Concert and Proud Mom Moment

Tonight was the Jr. High school band spring concert. It opened with Matt playing the trumpet with the 6th grade band. It's amazing how much these kids have learned since the beginning of the year. From never picking up an instrument to being able to read sheet music in this short amount of time, and then performing four tough pieces was quite a feat. I don't think I'm being biased when I say this, but the trumpet section was by far the best!

At their school, they have a jazz band that 7th and 8th graders can join; Nate joined this year with his trombone. The first song they played, Nate had a solo and I couldn't be more proud. He did so good! For my family and friends who missed the concert (and for the whole front row who left right before his shining moment), here's a clip of the song:

Sorry about the shaky in the middle, I was so excited when he was done that I forgot I was filming!  The video quality isn't great, but you should be able to hear it fine.


Rhonda said...

Wow, what a wonderful job done. I'm very impressed.

T.J. Freeman Jr. said...

He did awesome! I heard part of it from where I was standing right beside the seats but it sounded much better on your video, especially the excited parents! One of the bad things about being a non-resident is we have a long drive to get our kids home, fed, bathed, homework done and into bed. We left early and Sierra was still up till 11:00 trying to finish her homework :(

Bernie Wong said...

That was an awesome solo! so cool