Last night was Big J's first band concert.
A few weeks ago the percussion teacher asked him to play the bass drum for the concert, the only bass drum player. He was excited because the bass drum keeps tempo for the band. In the practice before the concert he made a mistake and the conductor got mad at him, so he was really nervous last night. But once he got on stage I think he was relaxed and actually enjoyed himself.
Here is a brief little snippet from the concert, and remember these kids have only been playing since November.
His drum teacher came up to me after the concert and said he had really enjoyed having Big J in band and that he is really good at reading music and has natural talent and rhythm. Next year band will be during school rather than an after-school activity. I can't wait to see how they play when they get to have class more than once a week.
I am really glad that we have our own drummer...since as a family we seem to march to our own tune.