Wow. That’s about all I can say. I’ve been going to school orchestra concerts for 5 years since Jacob was in 4th grade. I remember his very first ones. They had to make sure each group only actually played for about 15 minutes, otherwise it would have been really hard to sit through! I remember when he started Jr high, all of the sudden the caliber was upped a few hundred notches. His jazz band won competitions. He played in the top orchestra. They were pretty legit. This is his first year in high school and unfortunately most of his concerts take place while I am in rehearsal. Luckily, his final concert of the season happened on an off night for me, and again, all I can say is wow.
He is one of the only freshman in the top orchestra and he has the second chair seat. As if that weren’t impressive enough, this group is fantastic. They sound like a polished recording. I watched and listened to this concert in awe of all of the potential filling the stage, and my eyes filling with tears from the overwhelming sense of pride I felt. Let me also say that I am not easily impressed. In fact, I am known for being kind of a snobby brat when it comes to the arts (I have to watch talent tv alone because no one will watch with me), but this concert was just so incredible.
Their first number was by far my favorite!
I am a proud big sister, let me tell you!