Tonight was the first performance of the middle school's 5th grade band! The kids did a great job. It's amazing how much they have learned in just 6-7 weeks. So, here's a little video that shows some of the exercises they performed tonight. Unfortunately, I screwed up the video for the latter half of the concert and missed all of the songs! Have the audio, not the video. So, you are missing some rousing arrangements of Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb/Merrily We Roll Along. Oh well.
Notice that the band director, Mr. R, directs from a laptop! How cool is that? They use a tool called smartmusic.com, which provides accompaniment for the arrangements. He told us about the program, so I might have to look into a subscription to it!