Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Stop and Listen to the Music

You know, not everything the kids are involved in is dance related. We have some pretty good musicians growing up in our house. Here’s a little sampling of some of the musical things the older 3 kids did at the end of 2011.

Carissa loves to sing with Ms. Pat from our church. Pat has taught the kids in Sunday School over the years, she’s encouraged and helped them memorize scripture, and most importantly she loves them all. Pat’s been known to sneak off with a few or all of the kids on those rare Sunday afternoons we don’t have other plans for special trips. Here’s Carissa singing Amazing Grace with her for offertory on October 2, 2011. Just sit back and listen to this one since there’s not much to see. I was using my bitty iPod to record it and we were sitting all the way at the back of the room. The iPod’s camera is not that great, but it has a really good microphone. Carissa had a rough start, but got the frog out of her throat quickly. ;)

Elizabeth is in her second year of jazz band at Horizon this year- she plays alto sax. Here’s the HMS jazz band playing ‘Footprints’ at their winter concert in November. Elizabeth plays the alto sax improv solo.

And here’s the Vista Ridge HS Jazz Band with Bryce on trumpet. They held a special concert December 9 called “Swingin’ Into the Night” where everyone was invited to come and dance to live jazz music. The VRHS band played a set, and then the Skyview MS jazz band played a set, and then it wrapped up with another set from VRHS. VRHS played for at least an hour and a half between their 2 sets. The girls and I were able to catch the end of the last set after dance classes wrapped up that evening. Here’s the last song they played- “Blues Brothers Revue.” (sorry for the not-so-great sound- the unfinished auditorium is nice for dancing, but not so nice for good audio!).

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