Day 49


Day 49 finds it rainy and cold outside.  It felt like a dreary fall day instead of giving us the cheer of spring.  One sure spring event though, was Michael’s spring band concert.  We all headed to the auditorium to watch the musical selections presented to us by the 6th, 7th and 8th grade bands.  With each concert I attend, I am again impressed with the talent that Jim Whitehead, the band teacher, brings out in his students.  I am in awe of anyone who can spend that much time with middle school age children, and even more so for helping them to cultivate their talent.  The 6th and 7th grade bands are very large, over 100 students in each and the 8th is quite small.  I believe Jim inherited that group from a teacher who had a hard time retaining his band.

The medals were presented to Michael today for this year’s District and State Band  Festivals.  They received 1’s at district and 2’s at state – they were quite disappointed with state, but it is the first time in a very long time that the middle school has qualified to go to state, so I think they did fantastic!

I love my baby boy…

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