Friday, June 03, 2011

Most Inspirational Band Concert.

Good morning, it is Friday!

Last night was Preston's last ever band concert! I think. Next year he is scheduled to take an art class instead of band. And after 4 years of band and being very artistic, I think that is just great. Anyhow, the Finale Concert was called "By Request" and was many songs that are popular in our culture, from Beatles Forever to Don't Stop Believin'. It was a great concert.

But wait, there is more. Voted on by his peers, Preston won the Most Inspirational award for 8th grade band! Way to go Preston!

Here is Preston with his certificate.

And up front with other award winners. The 7th graders are the ones in the white shirts. It was very fun when he won. I don't think he expected this award at all. In fact when the teacher said "he plays the clarinet", Preston and the boy next to him (the only boys who play clarinet in the 8th grade) did a little fist pump, because they each thought the other had won. Cool.

See you tomorrow.


Molly said...

Congrats Preston!! Quite an honor to receive that from your peers.

And well done to Maren and Julian too.

I knew Ellen played clarinet in junior high.

Superb photo of him holding the certificate - super smile and great hair.

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations Preston! Way to go! Yes, I played the clarinet all through junior high band, then switched to art. Sounds like a great concert!

Bernice said...

Congratulations Preston. What an
honor...and I love your hair. So next year we'll look for your art.

Amber said...

I played cello in jr high and switched to art in 9th grade. I loved art, but sort of wish I'd had the opportunity to do both... once you stop playing, you don't pick it up again. Oh well, way to go Most Inspirational!!!