Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Musical One

One of the greatest pleasures of being a mom is getting to watch your kids find their passion. #1 is all about the music. All kinds. I am so impressed with how thoroughly he pursues this passion. If it was up to him, he would play his saxophone 8 hours a day. This is the third year that he has been in the marching band and while he isn't as passionate about marching as he is about jazz or composing, he does enjoy it. And, he has just enough competitive spirit in him that he really, really wants to win. Early this season he came home from practice saying that this year's show could be really good-He was right. Their show is based on the movie Coraline. (I've never seen the movie, so if you have, you may understand the color guard portion a little better than me.) The music is outstanding and the character in the marching, the moves, and the 'visuals' is just so compelling. Please forgive the crappy video quality from my phone, but I hope you enjoy their show. They use the whole field, so there is usually stuff going on outside of my shot, and I'm not sure how the music will sound, but I really wanted to give you a peek at what my boy spends a crazy amount of time on. Oh! And by the way, he is marching a tenor sax this year, not an alto. He wanted to get good experience on a tenor to develop good sound. This performance secured their spot in the finals next weekend. Only 12 bands of over 20 qualify for finals and they qualified in 6th place. We're so proud!


1 comment:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It is awesome when they find a passion like he has!