Friday, June 21, 2019

Adventures in Band

A few weeks ago we went on yet another band adventure.  Yay band!  Towards the end of the school year, Valerie's band director nominated her to participate in a summer honor band - Louisiana Bandmasters All-Star Honor Band.  It was held in Tioga, LA, about three hours from home.

Since Val didn't have to audition to make the honor band, there was an audition for chair and band placement.  There was three bands:  concert band, symphonic band, and the top band was wind ensemble.  The music was a breeze... 

Valerie got second chair in the wind ensemble!!  Out of all the clarinets, she had the second highest score.  Yay!  Very proud of my girl.... It made for two very long days of rehearsing followed by a concert, but she handled it well. 

While Valerie was busy with band, we ducked away to visit Kent Plantation House.  It's beautiful and definitely worth a visit!  We had a guided private tour about what life was like on a working plantation.  Hint:  lots and LOTS of WORK from dawn till dark!! 

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to hear Val play! Kent Plantation House looks like a lovely place to visit. Love the photos, M.