This week, Emily had her 7th grade band concert. The concert was a combination of the two junior high schools that will eventually go to the same high school. These two schools had not practiced together before the day of the performance. They only had a four-hour practice to prepare that afternoon. That’s pretty amazing to me.
At Emily’s school, the woodwinds and the brass players are in separate classes and do not practice together during a normal school week. Their classes are at different times. I guess you can argue that you only have to worry about playing you part, but I think it’s a lot different playing with a full band versus just playing with other woodwind instruments.
Anyway, considering all this, I think Emily’s band concert was wonderful.
I captured some videos of the concert for you. My videos are not great, but it was the best I could do!