Saturday, December 8, 2007

Congratulations Jared!!!!

All Region Band member
1st Band, chair 4
We are SO PROUD of Jared. He tried out for all region band this morning and did an amazing job. This is for our region of AR and is for 7-9th graders. Jared is in 8th grade. There are two band with 1st band being the best and there are only 4 chairs for french horns in each. About 30 kids tried out for those 8 positions...this was Jared's first time. I am especially proud of him because when we got there, he found out that he had to have 3 scales memorized that they would pick. He hadn't known he needed to know his scales, much less by heart. So, we found someone with the music and a wonderful lady there copied it for us. Jared spent 20 minutes (all he had) memorizing the 3 he needed. Then 5 minutes before he was to play, we found out we had one wrong!!! And he had to learn a different one. Can you imagine that stress at 8:30 am in the morning?!!! He also had to play 3 out of 5 pieces he had prepared and had to sightread. He did amazing!! Way to go Jared!!
practicing when we first got there...still didn't know what pieces he had to play. The noise level in this room was deafening!!!
Waiting in the hallway for his turn to go before the judges
Seriously contemplating the music!!!

1 comment:

GrangerBaxters said...

JARED, YOU ROCK. That is so awesome. French Horn is NOT easy to play. I am so impressed. As you know, I'm a bit of a music geek, you are going to LOVE performing with the best of the best!!!