30. May 2009 · Comments Off on Home For a While · Categories: Ramble, Videos

I’m home from playing for the Cantabile Intermediate choir. What a great group of singers! These young kids … probably third through seventh grades … were incredibly well behaved, and sure knew their music. The younger kiddos also sang while I was there, and they were extremely cute and again well behaved. I don’t know what these directors do, but they know how to get kids to pay attention without, from what I can tell, being at all mean.

Unfortunately I had to leave after the first half, so I missed the older singers. I just knew I’d have to get my ear out of sound for a time, and eating dinner before tonight’s concert is probably a good idea too.

Here is the Intermediate group at a Christmas concert:

One thing that always takes me a bit of time to get used to is choral conducting. I just want downbeats and you don’t always get them. The kids have no problem with that, though. And aren’t they cute?

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