Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Spring Concert

Last night was the Spring Concert for the middle and high school bands that sons #1 and #2 play in, and I managed to get a couple of decent shots of each of them.

The night led off with the middle school band, where #2 son plays flute. He plays it really well, but has decided that flute is not manly enough for him, so he's taking saxophone lessons from Josef, one of the sax players in the high school jazz band. His section received the award for best section in the band, but his flute playing days may be coming to an end.

The night closed with the high school jazz band, for which son #1
plays drums. He had a great night last night, especially on a Mingus tune whose name escapes me at the moment. The band is really good, and has definitely grown over the course of the year. This isn't the greatest shot in the world because you can't tell he's playing anything, but you'll just have to take my word for it.

And this is a full band shot, with exchange student Josef - son #2's sax teacher - front and center.
All in all, it was a good way to end the band season. Middle and high schools tend to be so regimented these days, that it's nice for them to have an opportunity to enjoy something - anything - that is outside the mainstream.

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