Wednesday, May 3, 2006

One time, at band camp...

We attended the Spring Concert by the middle school band last night. Our granddaughter, Sarah, and her two cousins, Justin and Jesse were performing. We were impressed at the improvement over the Christmas Concert, they really sounded great!

Congrats to Justin
for winning the award for
Outstanding Trombonist
in the 8th grade band!

It was fun to watch them, all their feet tapping with the music, well most of them. Grandpa Buddy was tapping his feet right along with them, the former band geek that he is.

Buddy (pictured) started out on a 1936 trombone handed down from his mother's cousin, Sonny. Buddy played trombone in the high school marching band. He still has that old trombone, he showed Sarah how to play it before she got hers.

Four generations down from cousin Sonny are Sarah and Justin both playing the trombone, while Jesse plays the saxophone. They all did a great job!


Jenny Easley said...

Thanks Susan! I'm glad you got a shot of Justin receiving the plaque. I did not get one with my camera. I was too busy cheering for him. They all did a very good job last night. Way to go! Good picture of Buddy too!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Wow, a musical family. Isn't it fun going to watch the grandkids in their performances...I think so.

TUFFENUF said...

I love it when kids are in band, it is so good for them. We had our band concert for the end of school last night too. I love to hear the music! My boys are in high school and I hope they stay in band thru senior year.

jellyhead said...

What a lovely story of family musical talent - love the photos, too (especially Buddy!)