Posted By Mr. Spang

It's Monday morning and I have coffee by my side.  I am saddened by the recent tragedies that have struck band families over the past week and I want to express my heartfelt sympathies to all of those (of us, really) that have suffered your loss.  I am certain that a discussion of the power of music in times of tragedy will arrise.  We certainly will endeavor to play music to express our feelings and soothe our souls.

I am lucky, today, too.  I am excited by the students that have "decided to become heroes," choosing to take on the task of learning a new instrument.  We have had students step forward to learn tuba and french horn, as well bari sax.  Two new tuba players!!!  I am still looking for those special musicians who will consider baritone or euphonium, oboe, or bassoon.  I'd really love to have another sixth grader consider playing french horn.  I have been blown away by the progress made by our beginning clarinetists, and can only hope for such progress by other musicians!  Remember, middle school is the best time to swich instruments ... although you may consider that "I've always played the flute," or whatever your instrument is, at graduation from high school, you'll look back at your musical career so far and say "I've played flute for two years before I began the oboe, which I have played for the last six years ..."

1 Comment(s):
Betsy Brown said...
Great new Blog! I love the format.
October 10, 2009 10:28:50
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