Monday, December 7, 2009

My Amazing Trumpet Player

Andrew's trumpet playing has flourished, and he has had a few opportunities to perform in the past months, enjoying every moment of it.

In November he played in the church Talent Show. He did an awesome job!!!
Every time we go out to Grandma and Grandpa's house we seem to forget to bring the trumpet. They have been wanting to hear him play for some time now, so we made it a point to pack the trumpet first thing for our trip to their house for Thanksgiving dinner. After we dined on turkey and all the fixings, we were entertained by this absolutely wonderful trumpet player. Dale's family really seemed to enjoy hearing him play in person.
Andrew had yet another chance to perform this past Saturday for our town Christmas parade. He performed with all the local elementary band students, which has over 400 students. Here are a few of his fellow trumpet buddies from his school, all warmed up and ready to go.
Andrew said that when they passed by the judging station the judges gave them a standing ovation. They sounded great and all seemed to enjoy their first collective performance, even if their legs were tired from marching a mile and a half.
Andrew's band instructor, Mr. A., has such patience to deal with so many kids at one time. He really has a heart for music and has passed that passion on to Andrew.
Once they hit the end of the parade route, the students gave the parents a short concert. Since I can never find him amongst all the orange shirts while they are marching I made sure to get a few pictures while he was standing still.
We are so very proud of our awesome trumpet player. He has another Advanced Band Christmas concert on the 15th, where he will have a solo, and we are waiting to hear this week if he made Honor Band. He has such natural talent and loves to perform whenever he can.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!!! Andrew I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work!