Tuesday is typically my favorite day of the week. I have my clarinet lesson and then, later in the day, I have Huntsville Concert Band practice. I had my lesson and was on my way to band practice when I got a call from Keegan. I could tell he was upset – he told me… Continue reading Wreck!
Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet for me. As a mother, I love that my kids do what they can to make my day special. But as a daughter, I miss my Mom more and more each year. She was a special person and Mother’s Day underscores her loss. And Mother’s Day doesn’t just bring… Continue reading Mother’s Day
Today was the big All-State concert. Each band had a short rehearsal this morning and at 1:00 the concert began! This day was made even more special because Keegan made the drive from Auburn to attend the concert with me – this meant a lot to both me and to Lucy. The concert was pretty… Continue reading Concert and home
Today was the big day….the day Lucy has worked so hard to get to….auditions for chair placement in the Alabama All-State Band. And I won’t keep you in suspense – I am so excited, thrilled and proud to announce that Lucy made first chair in the top Alabama All-State band! I am besides myself with… Continue reading Tryouts
The weather forecast for tomorrow includes severe thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes. This sounds serious but it is a forecast; a prediction of future weather events. I happen to agree that we need to be safe whenever possible but I have to wonder when we became so cautious that we started canceling scheduled events before… Continue reading Rain Out
Well today was my second clarinet lesson and I was just as nervous going into the lesson as before! Luckily, I did learn something from the first lesson and I brought water to drink – this was a huge help. Today’s lesson was sort of a evaluation. The instructor has not really heard me play… Continue reading Lesson #2
I have my first clarinet lesson tomorrow. I can’t believe how nervous I am! I’ve been playing clarinet since 1975. I didn’t get much instruction when I started so I am almost solely self-taught. I advanced fairly quickly but I’m sure I have taught myself some bad habits; I only hope that the basics are… Continue reading Clarinet Lessons