My youngest daughter is currently learning the violin in her school’s music programme. This year she decided to join the chamber orchestra which resulted in her attendance at more practices and in the necessity of learning more music than is required for the grade 8 programme. She has been enjoying the experience thus far. On Monday night, parents were invited to the annual winter school concert to hear the music students perform. We arrived early on Monday evening and patiently waited for the show to begin. We were to hear not only the students playing the string instruments, but also those playing band instruments. The choir was also on the evening’s programme and they were to sing two songs for us.
All the grade 7s and 8s had a chance to perform their repertoire. In addition we listened to the chamber orchestra, the concert band, the jazz band, and the school’s orchestra. We were proud of our daughter for participating in so many of the groups and for continuing with her commitment in spite of the early morning practices and the extra music she had to learn. We were not able to see her when she played (because of the section she was in), but we enjoyed listening to the music anyway.
This week I am grateful, not only for the opportunity my children have had to learn how to play music, but also for the music concerts that the teachers organise. On Monday evening, I enjoyed listening not only to the groups my daughter is in but also the the music played by the students in the jazz band. It was an evening filled with musical entertainment and I enjoyed every note.
What have you been grateful for this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
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Colleen at Silver Threading suggests some gifts you can give yourself this year.