Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Live Rockwell Event

Last night I was at the Grammar School Spring Band Concert to watch the cadet band—particularly grandson David. David, tall for his age, was especially erect and debonair in his white shirt and tie and black shoes looking as pompous as the music he was about to play. It was a concert to do his mama proud.

Band music is lively and spirited and this was an especially fun concert with a movie theme. We heard the main theme songs from “Star Wars”, “Batman”, “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, “Phantom of the Opera” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

When David’s band was not performing, I loved watching other children. I love to see the facial contortions, toe tapping, enthusiastic percussionists, a low five between a couple of flutists, kids staring intently at music scores, lips silently mouthing the beat, ready and expectant faces as they wait for a signal from the director and little girls’ platform shoes. You can imagine the scene on the cover of an old Saturday Evening Post.

The students, parents, and director were obviously pleased with the performance. I was as well. It was truly delightful!


Bernie said...

Thank you for visiting me today and your kind words. It means so much to me to hear from my blogger friends and to share part of our lives together. I too have a special place in my heart for widows, I think it's a bond all "widows" share because we all have that bond of losing the love of our lives. I am very happy you found another to love and share your life with.
I enjoyed your post today very much, thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day.....:-) Hugs

Rebecca said...

On Monday I attended a gynastics program that a 4 yr. old friend performed in. (Her family is part of our "small group" from church.) I sat with grandparents & aunts and a great grandma and enjoyed watching Kate (who was definitely advanced in her skills). Like you, I enjoyed watching the little ones' faces. So innocent--quick to show pride, disappointment, excitement, fear....SO sweet.

Diana said...

I love watching the intent concentration on the youngsters faces as they put all of their hours of practicing out there for the world to see. You can really feel for them!

Donna's Book Nook said...

Wow! I guess I haven't caught up on blog reading since Monday! You have some really talented and wonderful step-grandchildren; and they apparently love you. What a blessing.