Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This One Time, At Band Camp

Emma had her first ever band concert last night. I'll admit, I had pretty low expectations. But I was pleasantly surprised! She has a natural musical gift, for sure, you should hear her sing! I just have no idea where she gets it. Sean and I sing casually, not soloist quality, and I play the piano, but not well, not even well enough to accompany the Primary adequately. But Emma definitely has it. It's a great feeling seeing your kids excel. Can you tell I'm proud?

The program.

Her name in print!

And here she is, at the ready. The director had them do a great thing. At the very beginning of the evening, he had them show us what they sounded like the first time they tried to play their instruments. It was a loud, horrible, ear splitting sound. So of course, every note they played after that seemed much better in comparison. A sly trick to show us parents how far the kids have actually come in the 6 short weeks they've been practicing.

Emma did a great job. She looked so beautiful sitting up there, and you could tell she was proud of herself, which makes a wonderful sight. She got a new skirt, courtesy of my mad sewing skills, and new black shoes just for the evening. She's a wonderful young lady, and I am so proud of her!

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Doney Days said...

How cute! She looks so proud of herself!

nikkipicky said...

I love it when you look at your child and see confindence.

She looks confident. Encourage all talents...thats what I say.

If she sings...get voice lessons
If she dances...take dance
and so on and so on.

It's all about opportunity to learn and improve, while enjoying.

Laura said...

Thats awesome...nothing like being pleasantly surprised! How cool she is musical like that!!

m&m'spieces said...

You have every right to be proud! It is one of those parent paydays! Way to go Emma! What a darling girl! It is too funny what talents your kids receive! It's all part of the plan baby!

grannybabs said...

Is Doney of Doney Days related at all to Dee Doney of Logan?

Kelli said...

Good Job Emma!