Each year the school gathers to hear the accomplishments of all the hard working first year band and orchestra students in an afternoon concert.
Well, maybe NOT enough. In my opinion, these talented teachers, who have the patience of SAINTS and must be partially deaf, have the hardest job of all. They must encourage these young children who rarely play a musical piece properly the first time. Or the tenth. Or hundredth. All the while they have to be enthusiastic and encouraging. Give those people a RAISE. RIGHT NOW.
Today during the concert I had to convince one of my squirmy, active boys to sit next to me. Truth be told, it was the principal’s idea.
After the choir sang an amazing version of “My Pretty Planet”, I turned to him and said, “Ahh, wasn’t that beautiful?”
He looked at me with enthusiasm and said, “YEAH! And I sure hope next time they sing it in ENGLISH!”