Thursday, May 17, 2018


Ah, spring is truly here: Patch’s grammar school held its Spring Concert tonight!

This was her first Spring concert, and it was the first time I had the pleasure of hearing her with the entire ensemble, since I was stuck working for the Christmas – ah! excuse me – Winter concert. As one of eleven saxophonists in her then fifty-one member fourth grade band, she played flawlessly, though fessing up to one squeaky note during the three-song set list.

The fifth grade band played a couple of tunes, then all the students gathered on the risers to sing three songs. All the parents clapped loudly and proudly, cell phones raised and recording. The principle said some words, and we all filed out, collected our children, and headed out to the various ice cream shops in the surrounding towns to celebrate.

Congratulations my dear!

And – to make her dad extra, extra proud, she’s listening to Coltrane’s My Favorite Things up in her room!

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