Each of the last four years, my daughter has made the Alabama All-State Band with the last three years making the top of the three All-State Bands (Red, White and Blue). Each of the last four years, some ‘disaster’ has befallen us before/during our trip; first to Mobile for the first two years and then… Continue reading All State
I received a text from Lucy today that simply said, “I made it!”. I really didn’t think anything of it – I knew she was driving to Nashville today (about 2 hours away) and I assumed that she was being conscientious in letting me know that she made it safe and sound. I replied, “great!”… Continue reading Honor Band of America
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