Friday, April 2, 2010
She played beautifully--she thinks she didn't.
Getting her to the recital created some logistical problems--both time issues and mileage issues--but we got there a couple minutes before she was supposed to play. Her current band teacher attended--but neither of us got to talk to him because of where he was seated. I did manage to hand her current flute teacher the piano score--because she had loaned her own copy of the score to someone else. Alex dashed to a back room to warm up. Her band instructor from last year arrived a minute or so before Alex went on.
We had to leave as soon as Alex was finished because she was one of the lectors for last night's church service. However, Ms. Sedillo had time to hand her a beautiful bouquet and a small stuffed tiger (the mascot at last year's school).
Aside from Alex's comment that she had "messed up" during the performance (minor error unnoticed by most people, I'm certain), Alex was amazed at how many Asians were part of the recital. We were told she would be one of 12 students playing, but when we arrived the program included at least twice that number--however, only Alex and one other student were flautists; the rest were pianists. Indeed, there were more Asians present than at any event we've been to in years.
Following the church service, several people commented to me how poised Alex was. She confided that in the minutes before the church service she'd pretty much memorized the extensive scripture readings. She is amazing.
....as were the winds yesterday. We watched all kinds of airborne objects flying past the window of my classroom for most of the day. I drove through wind, rain, sleet, and snow yesterday--and felt blessed for the safe travels. Spring in New Mexico......