Last night we had the pleasure of hearing our daughter and her friends play in a trombone quartet at a local bookstore, as part of a fundraising event for our high school music department. This performance was really special in a number of ways.
First, our daughter has only played the trombone for roughly a year, having played bass clarinet since fourth grade then switching to trombone in her sophomore year of high school. She has really committed herself to becoming a strong trombone performer, and has shown that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
Also, this performance was special because three of the five pieces they played were arranged by our daughter. She has shown an interest in music arranging as well as performance. She has such a natural talent for music, it's wonderful to have her share her talents with her peers and her audience!
I'm loving this Christmas season, and events like last night are just such a special part of our holiday celebrations. I'm so proud of our daughter! Here she is, playing the difficult melody part of her trombone adaptation of Carol of the Bells.
Merry Christmas, hope you enjoy these sounds of the season!