Variation on a Theme

November 14, 2009

Lloyd, School

Keeping with our -oh so recent- music theme, I went to Lincoln Lutheran’s Fall Sampler concert earlier this week. This is a fun concert to go to, because all of the bands and choirs just do a couple of numbers, so you hear everyone in about an hour. An hour is about my attention span these day.

Middle School choirs sounded good. This is a relief, because we have a new middle school choir director this year, and she is a Spanish teacher (I know, that’s what I thought too). But not to worry, she’s as good as a normal teacher when it comes to directing a middle school choir (recorded on my phone, so the quality isn’t very good):

Next up was the Middle School band. Mr. Wilhelm is the best middle school band director that I have ever heard. I base my opinion on the fact that I have never winced or cringed while his middle school bands were playing:

Okay, let me be completely honest. I’ve never winced or cringed until they played this:

But then I thought of this, and everything was okay again:

The high school choir sang a bit too:

Then the high school band played, but I don’t really appreciate high school band, so I mostly tuned them out. Sorry band. I just don’t get you.

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7 Responses to “Variation on a Theme”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I have to admit, I only listened to the first twenty seconds of the first sound file, then I went straight to the youtube clip because I knew exactly what that was going to be. Ha!


    • Beth Said on:

      I didn’t listen to any of the clips, because, turns out I don’t like listening to any MS/HS bands or choirs…

      But I did watch the youtube video. Because I’m and alto, and most alto parts are like playing the cello. HA!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Lloyd…YOU CRACK ME UP!! I laughed thru it all!


  3. Lauren Said on:

    Ah, middle school band. There’s nothing finer than reading notes written as large as a dime on the page. Or is that just beginning band? That started in fifth grade for us.


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