So remember when I told you all about how The Kid was in Advanced Orchestra now?
They just *happen* to have been invited to perform at the CMEA (Colorado Music Educators Association) Conference this Saturday in Colorado Springs. Woohoo!
I'm chaperoning, which means I get to listen to a lot of different music groups while we wait for their turn to go on, and see any exhibits at the conference I choose.
They are playing some amazing stuff too, Vivaldi and Liszt and Mozart (oh my!).
I went to their dress rehearsal Tuesday night and let me tell you...
They are going to kick everyone's ass, and it's not even a competition!
If you didn't know these were 6-8th graders, you'd swear you were listening to a group of seasoned, adult professional musicians.
My favorite piece is definitely Hungarian Rapsody (the Liszt piece)...the kids seem to have a lot of fun playing that one.
It should be a fun day, if tiring... we have to be at the school at 6AM to catch the bus, but at least I don't have to drive!
Obama's speech last night. I thought it was great, and I hope the GOP sits up and listens. It's time for them to start doing their jobs and to stop being "The Party of No".
I won't bore you with a long analysis, but suffice it to say that although I never lost hope...
I have more of it now.