Amara’s school has a music program for 3rd graders now. They all started by learning to play the recorder this year. Next year they get to pick an instrument! This was their first concert and it was nothing short of amazing. 150+ 3rd graders on stage playing together and they sounded very good! They had obviously practiced hard and memorizing the notes to six songs could not have been easy. The students were all very excited about performing on stage.
I must apologize, I don’t have permission to post the photos of all of the students which is why so much of the picture is blurred out but I wanted you to see what 150 3rd graders look like on a small stage in their cute white shirts and dark pants!
It was another fun day to be one of Amara’s Grandmas and she was lucky to have both of her Grandmas sitting in the front row along with Mommy. However, Daddy wasn’t there. He had tried to get the time off from work but just couldn’t and she had been devastated when he told her the night before. There were even tears until she came up with a plan. Mommy could just do a Google Hangout with Daddy and he could watch the whole thing over her phone!
While this was a great idea, Jenna was panicked because the connectivity in the Media Center is always terrible. What if it wouldn’t work? We had gotten there a little early so she could try it out. As Mrs. G was bringing in one of the classes, she told Jenna she would need to turn off her phone. When Jenna explained she was going to video chat Justin so he could watch it live, she mumbled something about going to the back to throw up.
While I had told Amara that I was videotaping everything for Daddy and Grandpa, she really wanted Daddy to be in the audience. There were some real moments of panic in the beginning and one very unhappy face on stage until the Interwebs decided to cooperate. Jenna was able to share almost the entire concert with Daddy. The moment Amara knew he was watching she started beaming. But the best part was looking over and seeing Justin on Jenna’s phone with his head bopping to the music.
They are such involved parents!