This past weekend, as a family we were able to attend a concert put on by our Schools Bands. It was beautiful. To see so much interest, talent and appreciation still for classical music and also in the choir.
We also had a most wonderful opening performance by the CES (special needs students) on their drums. I just loved seeing these students so involved in their rhythm!
It brought back memories of my time back in high school, nearly 20 years ago. There was a lady that gave her time and even brought her newborn twin daughters in capsules (this was after school) and helped a group of interested students to get our music notes in tune and somehow together. Going by my memory we had percussion instruments, recorders, tenors, trebles and even a nightingale and a cuckoo. I remember having a great deal of fun, seeing water coming out of the nightingale instrument and really enjoying the moment when it actually sounded like The Toy Symphony.
You can listen to this one on you-tube. Ours was a little shorter. :) But if you listen carefully you can hear the cuckoo and the nightingale. Toy Symphony - Youtube.
We practiced and performed during the Albany Eisteddfod in the Town Hall, and we all overcame our nerves before playing Saturday night at the winners concert.
Love to hear if you were part of this group and what you remember. One day soon I might try to dig up my pile of music and see if I still have my copy.
I looked through my music but couldn't find it. Love to know if you kept a your copy. I did find the adjudicators award notes though :) and it was entered as a Recorder Group - I had that memory right. Not a bad guess for 20 years ago either. It really doesn't seem that long ago. Makes me feel old.