The boys and I drove down to see the concert, and I'm so glad that we all had an opportunity to experience this event! Syd was exhausted, and her feet hurt, but she was able to make beautiful music under the baton of the associate conductor of the symphony, an energetic and exciting young woman named Erin Freeman. They played Christmas music along with a few classic orchestral pieces, and it was awesome! I'm so excited to see my kids participating in things like this - whether playing like Syd did, or just watching and listening, like the boys. I know it's giving them a taste of the world outside the narrow confines of public school and our regular routine.
She's in there, on the back right, holding her trombone in that mass of humanity.
David was worn out, after a long day of church (including his own performance in the kids' Christmas play that morning) and some heavy duty eight-year old outdoor activity in the beautiful weather. He crashed on my lap towards the end.