Friday, April 08, 2011

Jr. High Jazz Band - Really????

Ever been to a Jr. High band concert? You know the drill - take your seat and sit through the squeaking & screeching & flat notes. We go to encourage the kids but sometimes it can be just brutal!

So ... Daniel ask me to go to the "Swing Into Spring" concert at the High School, I jumped at the chance. The Grinnell High School Jazz Band - SWEET! I could not wait!

Upon arrival, Daniel explained to me that this was the Jr. & Sr. High Spring Concert. Fine, I thought, I'll just sit through the Jr. High just to get to the High School Jazz Band.

We walked into the auditorium and the Jazz band was warming up and they sounded great! I told Daniel how good they sounded and he said: not bad for Jr. Highers!!!! I had no idea! This Jr. High Jazz band was incredible! Most schools have a hard time putting together a Jr. High band let alone a Jazz band. These kids were good!

Perhaps the highlight of the evening was a solo by a High School guy who sang "Mona Lisa" with a deep baritone voice. Very good!

Already looking forward to next year! 

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