What a week!
I conjured up two incredible performances and a killer thesis presentation, but what will stick with me for the rest of my life is last night’s senior recital, in which I showed what I was made of to a filled up recital hall. The best part was that I got to do what I love most for all these people who have supported and influenced me in some way, all at the same time! So many of my family members, friends, and (past and present) teachers came out to join me in celebration of my studies at music school.
Besides doing fairly well on my trombone solos with my piano accompanist, I was especially excited to show off my ridiculous sounding brass quintet. Everyone loved it, and the finale was somewhat of a tear jerker…..
I want to thank every otherworldly power and deity for granting me such an amazing moment with so many freaking people that made me the happiest I’ve ever been. It feels as if I don’t deserve that amount of love….it certainly hit me real good!
I sure expect myself to be as supportive as I can to pay back what my friends have done for me. See, I’m not always so grumpy :) …Thank you, again, so much for coming out and seeing me at the top of my game (some people that I would’ve liked to see were still missing, but I know you would’ve made it if you could). It’s been quite a ride.
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Today was the big day - our middle school spring concert.
Accurate representation of my breaks between writing papers and reading.
And my breaks between teaching classes.
Getting my feelings hurt since day one…. #studentteaching #howdoireachthesekids #atleasticanspellmyname #band
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