Why hello there! Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I’m sorry I haven’t been too active on here and my socials. I have been really busy because last night was my bands spring concert!
This post is going to be a little different from my other posts. No graphics or anything really, just me talking about life and the concert and stuff. I didn’t really get to take any pictures so hopefully, it’s not too boring. 😀
so grab some popcorn or a snack and read the post!!
before the concert, we all went to a room to put our instruments together, warm up and make sure all our notes were okay. I play clarinet so It took me a little longer than some of the other kids to put together my instrument.
So there are three groups;
I’m in the Beginner group but in the fall I will be moving into the Intermediate group.
In my group, there are about 9 kids? Two Clarinets, (including me) Three Sax’s,(my brother) Three low bras, a trumpet (my lil brother) and yeet that’s all.
I’m kind of friends with everyone in the group, but my closest friends are Gaby and Gaby.
Yes, they have the same name. We were going to call one Brie and the Other Gaby but Its just really hard for me to keep track of names so I call both of them Gaby.
I am also close with Claire, she’s my fellow Clarinetist, we are the only clarinets. She’s a little younger than me and really sweet.
Then my brothers of course.
I’m not really friends with the low brass cliche that much, but one of the guys is my secret twin because we are born on the same day and the same year and we are both the exact same age, so YEET.
Yeah I dunno why I keep saying yeet so much, I just love it!
SO after that, we formed a line to walk onto the stage thingy, I guess I was the leader of the group which meant I had to lead everyone onto the stage which was terrifying.
The beginner band went first.
Even though this wasn’t my first band concert, I was very nervous because this time we had to stand up for solos and bow, meaning that the stand would no longer be able to hide my face and keep me anonymous so that no one had to know that I, Ava was the girl who kept squeaking on her clarinet.
Also sorry for this post being messy, I just really wanted to keep it simple and “chatty”
✧during the concert✧
So we all sat down, adjusted our stands (aka positioned the stands so that no one could see our faces)
The first song we played was called Buglers Dream, Its an Olympic anthem and sounds really pretty.
Then we had the first set of solos.
I did a solo which I was very worried about because it had a kind of difficult note in it.
I don’t even remember how it went because I think I played it too fast. oOf
Then we played engines of change, its a really cool song.
Then there was another set of solos, including the woodwind solo, (which I was apart of)
It was an adaptation of Erie Canal, which is actually a song I used to sing when I was little.
I HAVE A MULE her NAME IS SAL 15 miles DOWN THE ERIE CANAL.
Of course, it sounded way better than five-year-old me trying to sing
Then we finished with the song Bandroom Boogie. I felt really happy because everything sounded mostly good. We were playing real songs. Last year we played simple songs like Twinkle Twinkle and Mary Had a Little Lamb. I was so proud of myself because I had improved so much and I had overcome so big struggles I had with the clarinet.
Then the Intermediate and the Advanced played their songs and they sounded really awesome. Plus they had flutes and percussion so everything sounded more… magical?
then it ended,
✧after the concert✧
After the concert, there were some snacks and cookies and drinks out. My friends and I all congratulated each other and made vine references. I dropped my cookies. Twice.
YOU ALMOST MADE ME DROP MY CROISSANT *cookie*
IT was all fun and jolly. After a half hour of eating, talking about vines (and tom holland my precious spidey boi) we left.
The concert went really well, and it shows me that hard work and pushing through really has a great outcome.
My little clarinet has taught me so much these past few months and I love it a lot.
Thank you so much for reading my little chatty post, If you liked it please tell me, I think I would like to do this again. It’s so relaxing just typing up my thoughts and not worrying about making a “perfect and professional’ blog post.
✧do you guys play any instruments?✧ have you ever been in a concert? what’s your favorite instrument?✧