So Brady has his first band concert this evening. It was an interesting setup. They basically tried to highlight the students progression from knowing nothing to being able to play a basic song. The elementary kids played for at most 20 minutes then we were regaled with 4 long numbers from a single Junior High band.
|From Brady's First Concert|
They were good, no doubt about that, but when you drag 6-7-8 elementary school’s families together and a fraction of a single junior high having the balance of the performance opposite the attendance feels odd.
I know that they do it to spark interest in the students and parents at the elementary level so they get stoked about their kids being in band at a higher level so I can’t really be mad at them for that. Maybe it would have been more effective if more than half of the people present had a seat.
Anyhow, here’s the only ensemble song the elementary kids played: