Molly

Molly Choir February 2020

Posted in Church, Molly, Music on February 3rd, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly continues to sing in the youth choir at church. Jen and I don’t often get to see her sing as we have other commitments on Sunday morning around church, but I got to see her this time. They sounded great!

Molly Solo and Ensemble Festival

Posted in Molly, Music, School on February 2nd, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment
Solo and Ensemble octet

Molly's orchestra director at school organized octets for those interested in smaller ensembles this year (as you may have seen at Barnes and Noble). Molly's octet performed at the Howard County Solo and Ensemble Festival in February. They were fantastic, and earned a superior rating and an invitation to the state festival later this year.

Molly Symphony Orchestra Concert January 2020

Posted in Molly, Music, School on January 24th, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment

In addition to her Chamber Orchestra, her GT Sinfonia, and her octet, Molly joined the Symphony Orchestra at school again this year. This group includes 6th-8th graders, and combines strings with winds, brass, and percussion. They meet at 6:50am before school every Tuesday and Thursday, so these are some dedicated kids. They had their first concert in January.

Molly Chamber Orchestra January 2020

Posted in Molly, Music, School on January 10th, 2020 by c-had – Be the first to comment
Chamber Orchestra

Molly had her winter Chamber Orchestra concert in January. This is her main, during-school group that meets every day. They were great!

Barnes and Noble concert

Posted in Molly, Music, School on December 12th, 2019 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly is part of a string octet at school, and they played at Barnes & Noble in December. They're very good.

Young artist

Posted in Molly, School on December 11th, 2019 by c-had – 1 Comment

Molly had a piece of her art selected to be shown at the Board of Education. She and I went to their Artist’s Reception to see it.

Art show

Art show

Art show

Molly GT Sinfonia Concert December 2019

Posted in Extracurriculars, Molly, Music on December 8th, 2019 by c-had – Be the first to comment

This year, Molly auditioned for and was accepted into the middle school GT Sinfonia. This is a countywide orchestra that is very difficult to get into. You may recall that Molly was in the elementary GT Sinfonia in 5th grade - this is just the middle school version of it. They have a 2 hour rehearsal every week at one of the local high schools. Here's her first concert with the group. They are really talented!



GT Sinfonia concert

GT Sinfonia concert

Chamber Orchestra Fall 2019

Posted in Molly, Music, School on November 15th, 2019 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly is in Chamber Orchestra at school this year, which is mostly 8th graders with a handful of 7th graders (like Molly). They had their Fall concert yesterday and did a wonderful job. If you’re looking for Molly, she is on the 2nd row in the viola section, but is mostly hidden by her music stand for much of the performance.

Halloween 2019

Posted in Celebrations, Leah, Molly on October 31st, 2019 by c-had – Be the first to comment

For Halloween this year, Molly decided to be Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles series. So, she’s a sci-fi take on Cinderella, where Cinderella is a cyborg mechanic with a robotic hand and foot. Leah is a ghoul, and even got red bands on her braces this week to look bloody.

Cinder and a ghoul

Cinder and a ghoul

Cinder

Halloween with friends

Halloween with friends

Pink hair

Posted in Molly on October 31st, 2019 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly’s been asking to dye the ends of her hair pink for a while. Aunt Caroline has experience with this sort of thing, and told Molly she’d be happy to do it for her if it was OK with her parents. We agreed, and Aunt Caroline came up to treat Molly.

Pink hair

Here’s how it came out. Molly loves it.

Pink hair

Pink hair

Pink hair

Pink hair