Monday, December 07, 2009
Sixth Grade Band Concert
My grandson, Aidan, playing the saxophone! I can't begin to tell you how much I loved seeing this!
Burnet Middle School is quite small, which I find reassuring. The assembled band, we were told, is 20% of the student body. They need Band Boosters. I hope they can get something going, as it's a long way for me, and I really had been hoping I was done with direct involvement in schools. The middle school my kids attended didn't have Band Boosters. At least, I don't think they did. Only one of my three was in band, so I could have missed it, I suppose. Still, Burnet Middle School doesn't look quite as affluent as our schools here in Round Rock. Mr. Bob Cotter, the spokesman for the department is one of those teachers like Jim...bubbling over with enthusiasm, and obviously beloved by his students.
The Lanier High School Jazz Ensemble played (very well, too), and it was pointed out that over half of that group got its musical start at Burnet.
I bought a T-shirt. Go Band! Go Burnet! Go Aidan!