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Band concert - The high school bands had a concert tonight to let family members hear the pieces they'll be playing at the regional competition next week. K is in two of the three bands so, of course, we were there. We last...

Brrrr - K survived the music retreat, even though they slept in unheated cabins. She had lots of stories to tell when she got home and I'm sure she'll remember a few more as the weekend goes on. Oh, and she said...

Life is a cabaret - Tonight, the music department at the high school held a cabaret night. K played with the concert band and there were also performances by the jazz band and the students from the music classes. We sat at tables and there...

Sound-a-thon wrap-up - My shift at the sound-a-thon went well. The kids were well-behaved and, from 3am to about 6am, a lot of the ones who weren't playing were sleeping. Didn't get to use the wifi (didn't ask), didn't read much either. It...

Fear for my sanity - Tonight, I have to go to the high school to supervise K's band while they do their sound-a-thon. Seven hours, from midnight to 7am. I stuffed a big book, my Reader, and my iPod Touch in my bag. If the...

Making noise - K's band is having a sound-a-thon at the end of the month. The plan is to make music for 24 hours straight, from noon Friday to noon Saturday. The kids will be playing in shifts and when it's not their...