Saturday, June 03, 2006

A Couple of Days in the Life of a Band Mom!

These past few days have been hectic!

On Thursday evening, Joshua had his final concert of the school year. This one is always a marathon. In addition to featuring three concert bands and two jazz bands, all seniors are invited to present solos, duets, etc. This year's program consisted of eleven senior items, six jazz band items and thirteen concert band items. It lasted a little more than three hours and there was no intermission.

Then, on Friday evening, we attended the band banquet. This, if you can believe it, was even longer than the concert! By the time we ate our pot luck dinner, had various speeches and awards, the program lasted four hours.

You'd think today, being Saturday, would have been relaxing. Yeah, right!

The day began at about 10:30 AM with Joshua and I running out to pay the bill for the annual inspection/servicing of our RV. Then, I took Joshua to buy some books for his summer reading assignments. We had a quick lunch, then I took Joshua to a friend's house for a party. From there I went straight to the airport to pick up Dave, who had been in Atlanta since Thursday morning. Yes, he missed the concert and the banquet! From the airport, we went to pick up our RV and park it in its summer storage spot behind the Fairfax corps. From there we picked up Joshua, then arrived home at about 4:30 PM. If I have too many days like this, I'm going to have to go to work to rest!

Anyway, the busy-ness is over and I've survived another year-end concert and banquet cycle. The good news: two down, only two more to go!

Photos: #1 is Joshua in concert band mode/attire; #2 & 3 show Joshua in jazz band mode/attire. The black tux is nice, but I really like the white one!


Barbara said...

it's that time of year, isn't it? Josh looks great in his uniform and tuxes.

You will be very sad when you don't have to be the band Mom anymore.

Evie Sears said...


You're absolutely right! I love going to my kids' concerts and activities. It's so cool to watch them and their friends grow.