We have attended many concerts for middle and high school over the last few years but this one was by far the best. I know the caliber of student on the stage is the highest but it was hard to believe that they were in high school. And that they only had two and a half days of rehearsal together. To take 200+ students from all over the state of Texas and in such a short time prepare a concert was something to behold. The music was beautiful, incredibly difficult and fun to watch and listen to.
I loved the fact that the conductor was having as much fun as the students at the concert. His love for music inspired this band to play to greater heights. We have always encouraged our children to use the gifts God has given them to their best ability. This weekend was definitely one of our sons best efforts.
Here are a few pictures from our incredible weekend.
One proud family after the concert.
The Band. Yes, the conductor has on a very large cowboy hat. It was a gift from the students in the band. (Sorry it is blurry - we were in the balcony)
Our son and the conductor, who was a very talented and gracious gentleman. He endured a long line of students and parents and continued to smile for each and every picture.
Our son and his band directors. He would not have been able to become the percussionist he is today if it was not for the dedication of these fine musicians.
Having a well deserved dinner on the River Walk. Our son is more interested in the duck that is walking beside them than taking a good picture for Mom. But at least I got a great smile!