Friday, May 4, 2012

AWESOME end to a really crappy week = Jon's "Press Play" Percussion Concert!

Hellooooo, full moon.

I knew you were here before I even looked into the sky.

This was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in many ways at school and at home. 

S.T.R.E.S.S.F.U.L.  Enough about that, though, because...

The week ended on an amazing note, as my steel band students performed two tunes on the high school stage tonight for Jon's annual percussion concert.  They were part of a district all-star steel band (first time this has ever been done here), and played with about 50 other students from local elementary, middle, and high schools.

these beautiful 5th graders were REALLY excited before the concert

more excitement!

this artist painted during the entire show and her work was sold at the end via silent auction.  beautiful.

one of the more high-energy, storytelling African dances

"Mr. Burbank" announces our first steel tune as my students eagerly await

lead pan players from my school

the definition of concentration

Jon wrote this Taiko piece and tonight was the premiere!  AWESOME.


Another good concentration photo during the finale: Big Country.  BEAUTIFUL.

Jon is VERY proud.  See?  He should be.

love this post-concert one of some of my students.  I am dying to know what was being discussed.

Ah, here are the smiley ones we were looking for... sort of.  These kids are GREAT spirits and musicians.


Louise the Cat and Roomies said...

Awesome! Love those kids!

Elle J said...

Awww, I wish I could have been there - it looks so FANTASTIC with just pictures, I can feel the energy and awesomeness. Great job!!