Katie's last band concert in high school
Last night was Katie's last band concert as a high school student. She and a bunch of other senior girls, to mark the occasion, wore formals. As you can see, Katie's formal was her prom dress. The concert featured the three bands for 10th-12th graders: the two varsity bands and the wind ensemble (of which Katie is a member).
There was a special part to the program too; Katie played a solo--as in she played flute with the band director accompanying her on the piano and nobody else played. She played one of her contest pieces (one of the two which earned her a "Best in Site" award at Solo and Ensemble contest), "Carnival of Venice." She brought the house down and got a standing ovation (paradox--"house down" and "standing ovation"? Discuss). I had forgotten to tell Jim that she had this solo in the middle of the concert (I am ashamed of this egregious oversight). Luckily, he was there to see it.
I have no pictures from her solo because I was recording in on VHS tape, in hopes that she can use it as part of an audition tape for the school of music at the U of U. But maybe someday soon, I can get it copied to a DVD, then to the computer and then maybe figure out a way to get it up onto youtube so I can link you to it. She did a wonderful job--all through the piece when she was playing notes all over the place, I heard whispers of "amazing," and "wow" and "incredible". And after the concert, she got many many compliments. I am a proud mom!