A couple of weeks ago I went with Jenna to pick Amara up from school. When the bell rang, Amara came flying out of the classroom, “Grandma, I made Honor Band!” I swear she was so excited she was jumping 2 feet off the ground while she told me. I knew that she had gotten some special music to learn and that she would have to audition. I had promised her I would take her shopping for the music book of her choice if she made the cut. She was so excited to have been picked.
Every year the Santa Ana Unified School District presents “the Honor Band Concert featuring Outstanding Student Musicians from Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools”. Each level would perform two or three selections. The music teachers from each of the schools had selected their best. Their students had been practicing their pieces for the last week but it wasn’t until the day of the concert that 92 5th graders from 37 different schools came together for 3 hours to practice together!
They all looked so proud sitting on stage waiting to play and they never missed a beat. We were all impressed at how well they played and how professionally they all behaved.
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