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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Joshua's in the band!

My kids have decided to get all involved in things this year. It's odd to me because they have never really been into that kind of stuff. At their school they start band in the 5th grade, Joshua decided he wanted to join and when they had him try a few instruments they decided the trumpet would be good for him funny because my dad played the trumpet and my brother took lessons for a little while as well. Kelly's sister Gloria tried it but she was more of a flute and clarinette play, and Kelly played the alto sax for 6 years in school and the clarinette for one of those years also. Kelly's oldest sister played the flute. Apparently he has a lot of band people in his family. I never did although I took piano lessons for a couple of years but drove my piano teacher insane with my knuckle cracking!


Here are pictures of Joshua trying the trumpet on our back porch. Notice he is also wearing his glasses! He tried to leave them behind in Portland at a friends house but we got them sent up here (that was part of my issue with the Post Office). His teacher and the playground monitors at school know he is to have them on all the time, his teacher even called me the day he managed to get out of the house without them on.





And a couple of videos....


Untitled from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo.
Yep he needs lessons!
and then him sounding like an Elephant....hehe


Untitled from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo.
I still have a cold so I sound kind of nasaly. I really wish I could get over this stupid cold!
Maddies impression of Joshua on the trumpet!


Untitled from my4kidsdunn on Vimeo.

21 people had something to say:

Steffi said...

Yeah...that´s cool-Joshua learn to play a trumpet!Very nice pictures!To play in a band at his new school is a good way to meet new friends from him!Really good!
You are a very musical family.

Terri,I can´t see the videos because I see only "This clip is private" on the display... ;O(

Have a nice sunday!

alissa said...

So nice that they've all decided to get involved in extra-curricular activities!!

BUT... your videos are all marked private!!!!

Wendy said...

I weant to see the videos. AND, I can't wait until the kiddos can play an instrument. The fun part is seeing which one they will end up with!!

HeiressChild said...

hi terri, playing an instrument is fun. i played the violin for years, but neither of my children stayed with any instruments. just didn't seem to interest them.

i couldn't see the videos either, but i thought the "private" just meant you were only allowing certain people to view them.

Steffi said...

Now I can see your video´s! Your kids are all really sweet and I´m sure Joshua can play the trumpet really good and he can give us a concert by video!

ChrisB said...

The little videos are sweet- is that your reflection in window in the background?

mcewen said...

I remember when my eldest had saxophone lessons - eek. The current crop don't have the lip closure although they sure have the lung capacity.
Cheers

Scribbit said...

I'm being serenaded with Pirates of the Caribbean theme music 24/7 myself. I guess it could be worse though I'm starting to go a little batty with it.

Pamela said...

ha... I can see you and your video camera i the background.

nice to have big open space to practice that horn and not annoy the neighbors.

I'd been trying to post a video for two days... and saw your VIMEO version. Tried it... loaded up immediately and is now on my post.

dawn said...

It is wonderful when the kids take interest in an instrument. Our kids are in a percussion band, take piano and have done (some are still), hand bells. His glasses look good. My 10 year old hopes every October, that her eyes are bad enough to get glasses.

It sounded like an elephant to us too. I have addressed the post card, and just have to remember to take it with me.

la bellina mammina said...

Cool! I played the french horn in school - big mistake! Wish I had taken up trumpet...Good luck Joshua!!

karisma said...

Ahhh! Music is great for the soul! Im sure he will be tootin' his stuff in no time! Is there a time limit on the postcards? I will send one this week from our home area but thought it would be nice to send one from the Country town we will be visiting next weekend too.

Beccy said...

I played the recorder and at one time fancied trying the bagpipes...I don't think mum was too keen on thet idea!

frannie said...

I think Joshua looks great in his glasses-- very handsome!

that's great that all the kids are being involved with something this year.

Melanie said...

Great pictures- tell Joshua I think he's handsome with his glasses on!
I always wanted to play the trumpet or the sax, but it made me feel light headed to try. So, I played the piano.
Now, is he playing on the back porch until he gets better? And then you'll let him play inside?? ;)

swampy said...

Music Music Music...every kiddo should learn to play an instrument.
I can almost hear that trumpet from here.

M said...

Oh how I wish I had my volume! YEAH for music! It's such a great thing to be involved in! (Says the girl who played viola for half her life!)

The glasses? Too cute by the way. Tell him he looks like a little model boy in them and should wear them often to look super duper fly (I'm pretty sure super duper fly is no longer cool so perhaps you should investigate what the current hip phrase is and substitute that instead. :) )

Dirty Bess Vane said...

he be playin' the hornpipe and flyin' the jolly roger, the scurvy bilge rat!!!

Debbie said...

My kids enjoyed the videos.

I'm gonna try your video version here. I haven't been able to upload videos in ages.

elena jane said...

the trumpet will be such fun! i love listening to my son practise (piano and violin). :-)

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