Music

Mother’s Day

Posted in Celebrations, Church, Leah, Molly, Music on June 23rd, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Mother’s Day was a busy one. It started with going to the 9:30 service at church where the girls choirs were singing.

Leah sang with the Cherub Choir for the last time on Mother's Day. When choirs resume in the fall, she'll be moving up to join Molly and the other big kids. Apologies for losing her in the shot for much of the video. It’s tough to get a good angle on these.

Next up was Molly’s choir.

Then I led kid’s worship at 11:00 before heading to East Moon Asian Bistro for a fancy sushi lunch (the girls had Salmon Teriyaki) with the four of us and Grams.

Eventually, we made it home so Jen could open her presents.

Mother's Day

Spring concert

Posted in Molly, Music, School on June 22nd, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly had her spring concert for both chorus and orchestra, and she did great. Here she is all dressed up for her spring concert.

Spring concert

Molly’s loved being in chorus this year. They do such fun songs, as you can see here.

I’m still so impressed with how well the Advanced Orchestra (4th and 5th graders) at school plays. They’ve come a long way, and are performing some complicated and long pieces now. Molly was excited that someone got to even play a solo this time, and she did a great job at the front of the viola section.

And pay attention to Molly’s feet in the second song. I think she needs to learn to sit forward enough so her feet touch the ground.

Great job, Molly!

Solo and Ensemble Festival

Posted in Molly, Music on April 28th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The morning after Bingo, Molly again participated in the countywide Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Solo and Ensemble Festival

Unfortunately, the judge asked her to start playing before I had even sat down, so I didn't get a recording of the whole thing. But here's a small taste.

She did great!

Molly’s solo with the band

Posted in Church, Molly, Music on April 26th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment
Singing with the band

A few weeks after Leah sang with the band in church, we did the same song again. The girls decided it was Molly’s turn to lead with me, so she took the solo that week.

Leah’s first solo in big church

Posted in Church, Leah, Music on April 25th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Back in March, Leah sang her first solo in big church and did a great job. Here she is with the praise band, leading the congregation in a new song. I thought I had posted this back then, but I apparently just put it on Twitter.

Choirs in March

Posted in Church, Leah, Molly, Music on March 24th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Leah and Molly both sang with their choirs again in March. This time, Leah got the earlier service while Molly was in the later one.



Choirs in Feburary

Posted in Church, Leah, Molly, Music on March 20th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Both the girls’ choirs sang on the same day in February (Molly at the 9:30 service, Leah at the 11:00 service).



School Talent Show

Posted in Molly, Music, School on March 19th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly played her viola in the school talent show, and did a great job. She was the only violist, and showed everyone how awesome she is.

Winter orchestra and chorus concert

Posted in Extracurriculars, Music, School on March 6th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The week before Christmas, Molly had her winter orchestra and chorus concert. I snapped a couple of pictures of her before we went.

Ready to play

Viola player

First up at the concert was Chorus.

Molly got a bit of a break while the Beginner Orchestra and Beginner Band played. Then, it was Molly’s turn to play in the Advanced Orchestra. It's amazing how far they've come since last year. Note that the orchestra was much smaller for the last song. It was played only by the 5th graders and a few select younger kids (including Molly). Great job, Molly, for passing the audition for the finale.

October singing

Posted in Church, Leah, Molly, Music on November 14th, 2016 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The girls’ choirs sang in worship back-to-back weeks in October. Molly was up first.

The next week, it was Leah’s turn.

Great singing, girls!