Friday, April 7, 2017

Blue Rondo

Robyn has been doing very well in percussion. Especially since this is her first year, I am impressed with her progress. I mentioned before that Mrs. Taylor had put her on an advanced team for the upcoming competition.

Like many competitions, hours of practice go into one performance and everyone hopes that it all comes together at the right moment. Naturally, we went to watch.

Things to look for in the video:

Robyn of course. She is standing to the far right. She played the Xylophone. It has a brighter sound, so you can hear her come in about 9 measures into the performance. Also, because she has a louder sound, you can hear her mess up later, but it is minor, and I really think she does a fabulous job throughout.

You can see Pearl watching and being very good, because sometimes she has a hard time sitting still, but she was an excellent audience for this performance.

Robyn was very happy to be done with her song. We were able to go listen to the two other groups from our school perform in the intermediate division.

We didn't stay the entire time, but when Robyn returned home in the evening, she had great news. Their group had won second place in the Advanced Junior High Large Ensemble Category. (Turns out they only lost by one point, so it was close.) Here she is with Leah who had a Vibes solo.

Robyn was over the moon. This was a big deal for her. So much so, that she designed and made shirts for everyone in the group.

I like that there is an actual measure from the song on the front. It was a hard song to count in 9/8 time. I heard a lot of 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2-3.

I would say it was a huge success of a day. And I love the talent and smiles that go along with it.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

What's bred in the bone will out in the flesh. Wasn't Tyler a percussionist too? I can remember him playing those big steel drums just like Little Mermaid. It was great! Hope Robyn will learn how to play them too.