Sunday, March 22, 2009
Jessica and Kevin performed in the Symphonic Band. They played:
Ride by Samual R. Hazo
Be Thou My Vision by David Gillingham
Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli.
This concert ended at 9:30pm - then the students in the Winter Percussion group ran to change outfits and haul thier instruments and equiptment to the gym to join the color guard and dance teams for a performance there. The Winter Percussion performed The Way Up. Instead of sitting up high in the bleachers, I sat low this time for a change by the pit so that I could watch Jessica. It was quite a different show from this angle. You could see all the expressions on their faces. I watched Jessica run from one instrument to the other. Not a good place to watch the marching drummers becuase you couldn't see the formations.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 Rachel had her Cello Recital. She played The William Tell Overture, and Simple Gifts and did a wonderful job!
After the recital we had lunch at New York, New York. Rachel loves pasta, and each Tuesday as we are going to her lessons we pass this restaurant. Tuesdays are all you can eat spaghetti, and she begs to go there. So we did after the recital. It was a nice afternoon with the family. We were lucky to have Jessica and Kevin with us- they were scheduled to be in drum line rehearsal all day, but there was a mix up and the school was locked- so they got to come. It was a nice leisurely afternoon with the family. Sooooo leisurely that they gave us two free pieces of Cheesecake, for making us wait. The food was good!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Westview Winter Percussion Ensemble's 2009 performance of
The Way Up
Adapted from a Pat Metheny album.
I'm having problems uploading the video because it is such a big file, so here is a link to YouTube where Kevin posted it. There are also links and pictures on my facebook.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I posted all the pictures we took on my facebook, but here are a few:
The Awards Ceremony
The afternoon was spent learning marching music. The 7th & 8th graders will march in two parades this spring.
Well, I just got an email saying that the goal was met- so a pig will be kissed!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The only problem now is that that the new stuff, makes the old stuff look bad. Is it time to start working on the other rooms?