…in Music. One of the great performances in high school wind ensemble took place earlier on the stage at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, in Eugene, Oregon.
Summit High School’s 45-member band took first place in the State 5A Band Championships held at Oregon State University last May (right after performing at Carnegie Hall last April.) Today’s performance was thrilling. The band performed with such focus and clarity! Their dedication to preparation permitted them on stage to simply relax and “live in the musical moment.” I have enjoyed many wonderful moments with them in the last two years, but, today rates right there at the top. Hubby and I were glad we made it to the performance.
Music educators and adoring fans who were present in the room have been effusive in their praise of the performance by the Summit Winds. I hope the band members and my teen will treasure this memory as much as I will while I savor their accomplishment. (A professional recording of our performance will be available in February.) The kids are the talk of the band world in our state. I am very proud of their results and look forward, with great anticipation, to next performance.
Besides getting to an amazing performance, a long car-ride is wonderful to knitting a gazillion stitches–in plain stockinette–rows after rows.
It’s been months since I last visited the other hippie capitol of the world–and a college town, to boot! I can tell you I don’t miss the cold and wetness here…not one little bit. Most of us spend most of our time on daily routines, be it at work, studio, or school. Weekend becomes a precious time to enjoy with friends, family…or a me-time sounds nice too. What are you up to this weekend?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)