Sunday, January 6, 2013

Make-Up Post Joan

Ok. So here is my concert coverage. We played at the Tabernacle. Usually I love the pipe organ there and it sounded pretty good on my Dupre piece (I do love L'ecole Francais).

It is with great trepidation that I post this final video. I so wanted this piece to turn out. But I started this blog to document our progress and here's to progressing more -- and celebrating our opportunities :)

For those of you really noticing...yes I did cut my hair. I am just not convinced that I love the new short doo. So it might be best not to mention it.

Make-Up Post, Macey

Yeah! Macey is home from his mission! He won't be home long. He and Jenna are tying the knot on February 16th and then on March 1 they are moving to China, where they both have teaching jobs waiting.

This year's new years eve talent show was spectacular. Macey and Sam played a awesome rendition of "Come Together" on guitar and banjo. I need to get that recorded before Mace takes off again.

Here is a song he is writing. He played it for Jenna's Mom shortly after returning home from Mexico.

He would have played it for Jenna -- but she is in China for another 10 days. Anyway, she is a long time subscriber to this blog, so she might get to catch this video before she boards that eternally long airplane flight home.

See ya soon Jenna

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Make-Up Post, Joseph

I am going to miss Joseph when he is gone (he leaves on his mission in 25 days). Luckily he stuffed himself with music this past semester so he really needs a break. He, of course, is one of the worst when it comes to self criticism. New Year/New Leaf. We are celebrating the things we do - whether they live up to our expectations or not. We are going to celebrate our opportunities!

Here he is playing the tenor sax solo on Ellington's Sugar Rum Cherry.

And this may have been the coolest song I got to play on all year! Sonatina For Tenor Sax - Movement One - Motive Power!

It only leaves us to ask the question, "Do they have jazz in Texas?"

Ooops. I forgot to add a video of the Sax Ensemble. Here is one of my favorite Gershwin Tunes - Prelude Number 2 (more summertime than "summertime")

Make-Up Post With Bobo

Yes. it has been a long time since I blogged. Priorities and pouting, lets call it that. Priorities because I have other obligations that have deadlines like my job and my forensic courses and my masters classes and my boy leaving on a mission and my son getting married and my babies who want to eat. And pouting because the one characteristic I've passed onto my children is that quality which leads us to rarely be satisfied with our performance and so we needed some space before we could revisit these videos.

New Leaf/New Years Resolution - We are going to celebrate our musical opportunities no matter what the outcome :)

Yes, we all made it through concert season in one fashion or another. Bobo is truly amazing! I love watching her "play the trombone like she loves it!" And she and her cello are definitely "so happy together."

Here she is "Taking Care of Business." Watch for her trombone solo.

She also played in a bell trio at the band concert (her friend arranged the music!)

Here she is with Cellopherson. If you look very closely you can see that he is decked out in his cute little Santa hat.

 If you're still with me, here is an encore piece. "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!"