Marshall Honor Band

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything and I cannot decide if it is because I have the winter blues or if we have been busy or if it is the effects of the water chaos and snow.  Speaking of snow, we are covered again and stuck inside with the latest polar blast…like the other 250 million or so people in the country who are affected by it.

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Anyhow, one interesting thing we did get into recently was Isaac’s involvement with the Marshall University Honor Band.  The Honor Band is an honor for middle school students.  Each school’s band director nominates their best students for a one day seminar with the Marshall University School of Music staff.  Students from the tri-state area come together in one day and get excellent instruction throughout the day that pinpoints their specific instrument.  Later in the evening, the students put on a concert.

What makes this concert especially impressive to me is that the band kids have never seen the music prior to the start of the day.  They learn the music and somehow pull together as a group in a single day.  It’s amazing but really so awesome to see and hear!  So, take a listen if you please…maybe you can forget about the polar vortex and poison water for awhile!

2 thoughts on “Marshall Honor Band

  1. Congratulations Isaac!!
    I would imagine your “blog blahs” are brought on by the very things you mentioned. Poison water and never ending snow would do that to just about anyone.
    Music soothes the savage beast. 🙂

  2. I’m afraid the snow has gave me something to talk about and show pictures of on my blog but it is getting old now. I’ve been cooped up in the house for 10 days now with the kids! Thank God they are going to school tomorrow or I might have to leave the house without them! lol The water situation is just horrific to me and we have well water. I keep following every detail about it as I’m terrified of coming into contact with it when I go out. I’m avoiding South Ridge now and Charleston in general. I do now believe for sure that I did in fact come into contact with it the day before because now they are saying it leaked for 20 hours. I had lunch at Qudoba the day before they said it happened. I had awful stomach pains. I drank tea….

    Congratulations to your son! I’m sure that was a wonderful experience for him! That is better than All County Band! They didn’t do that when I was in the band or I would have been going I’m sure! 🙂 I was always first chair with my flute. I can’t play it at all now…. I wish I had kept it up. Make him keep it up if he tries to quit!

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