Monday, April 11, 2011

Banding Together

Tonight was the public schools' All-City Band Concert, held in the main gym of the high school.  Here are details of how the annual event works.  Essentially, a couple songs are performed by each of the bands by grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10, and 11-12.  The night ends with all the grades taking the floor to perform one or two pep band songs together.  (This year the high school jazz band performed a few more songs after that.)  With a 6th-grader and a 7th-grader in  our family, we had to attend to hear how Abigail and Suzanna's bands sounded.  Here is photographic evidence:

Abigail's band performed directly below where we sat in the bleachers, so it was easy to get photos of her.  She's playing the saxophone that her Aunt Sandy used to play in high school.

Suzanna's band sat as far away from us as possible, and only the top of her head was visible to us from behind her music stand.  So in the top pic, she is seated in the bleachers opposite of ours, waiting for her band's turn to play; and in the bottom pic, she is on the floor for the all-band performance of "Power Rock."

1 comment:

  1. It is always interesting to hear the progression from the 5th grade 1st year band students up to the upper high school grades. However, I would prefer if the concert where somewhere with real seats instead of gymnasium benches...