December 9th, 2011 browsing by day


Thursday December 8, an enchanted evening.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

We just came back from listening to the Stadium High School band and the Jazz Band perform their Christmas concert.

Olivia, my youngest grandchild plays the trombone in both bands. The school is known for its music program. It sounded very professional to me. In particular the Ave Maria from Franz Biebl which is based on the Angelus prayers and was composed for a male chorus. Beautifully done. The other one was the “March from 1941”  composed by John Williams for the movie of the same name.

That is one outstanding tradition in the American musical education. Every weekday morning a 6 a.m. they have their band practice at this high school. She makes her parents and grandparents proud. I wished I had had this opportunity and  dedication.