On a last minute whim and slight miracle, I decided to catch the Orchestra playing at Manchester Park this morning. The 6th and 8th grade Prairie Trail Orchestra students are are touring around on buses today and playing at 3 local elementary schools. Thankfully my awesome neighbor offered to take Morgan and her giant instrument to school bright and early so that my other three didn’t have to try to get ready for school by themselves. That would have been a terrible disaster. Our mornings tend to go better than our evenings, but let’s be real – it’s a three ring circus. I’m certain Jake would have made it on the bus no problem but he would have left Reece and Drew in the dust.
As soon as I walked into the building I had multiple teachers commenting to me about how much Morgan looks like me. It’s true – we are like twins except I can’t play the cello! As usual, after hearing this performance I am totally envious of these talented kids. Maybe I should take a class and learn to play a strings instrument!!? I can put that on my list of classes I want to take! Remember I’m going to take a class to learn to use my camera, how to use the Cricut machine, how to use social media, learn to play golf, start a party planning business…and there’s probably more things I’m yearning to do that I haven’t even thought of yet! Hey at least I’m sticking to my goal of continuing my blog. I have yet to fall off the wagon on that one!
I spotted Morgan right away and I had to get a picture of course! For some reason she was not on board with this idea and tried to jab me with her cello bow…
Sorry MoMo, I’m persistent. I was not leaving that gym without a picture. You take 1,000 pictures a day of yourself and snap chat them. What’s the big deal? You’re lucky I made it into the shower and didn’t come straight from the gym looking like a wreck.
My sweet nephew Collin was also on the tour playing with the 6th grade orchestra and I caught Jake – both of them were acting embarrassed to take a picture too! Seriously guys, this is what parents do…take pictures and document everything!! It will show up in a graduation slide show in the future. You’re welcome. 🙂
I’m super proud of you Morgan, Collin, and the PRT orchestra – you are talented kids!
If you have a few extra minutes sometime, pop in some earbuds and listen to this music on YouTube. There’s not much to see other than the back of Morgan’s head (2nd one in with the beautiful long hair), but the music is fantastic! The elementary kids loved it too- they got a kick out of the Scooby Doo and Star Wars tunes.
These are listed in order of how they were played this morning (Scooby Doo, Star Wars1, Star Wars2, Legends of Glory, Play Ball). The 4th song is my personal favorite!