I am so VERY proud of you all! We have had very little time to pull it all together for this concert- and YOU ARE DOING IT! BRAVO! Not every note needs to be perfect. Not every rhythm has to be executed with precision. Someday it will. What I have witnessed this week especially is such a wonderful sense of community amongst my instrumental students! I am so proud of you all!
I have seen older students helping younger ones with great caring. I have had students volunteering left and right to help set up and clean up and get kids out of class who forgot to come. I hope you will realize how far you have come.
I am also appreciative of Mrs. Egan who kept you together last year. And to the Chorus- I have had the pleasure of hearing the 5th and 6th graders singing away with great enthusiasm! I am sure the 7th & 8th graders are, too! It will be so much fun to combine with you next week on the finale- Rudolph!
I have seen two drummers work hard to learn basic drum set in only a few months. That takes tremendous courage! Kids putting together guitar chords for the first time. Learning how to tune. I have some VERY patient singers who wanted to sing with the Pop Rockers- but were put off until we were ready. Patience! And in you come this week singing my socks off! Brava!
I have witnessed 1000 acts of kindness. Kids giving "pep talks" to each other. WOW! When I said to the band, "Raise your hand if this is your first concert at RW Kershaw School." Half the band raised their hand! I am so proud of you all! In my mind you have so much heart.
So enjoy your concert and hold your head high! You are AWESOME! And just wait- 'till this Spring! It will be THAT MUCH MORE! :) Best wishes for a wonderful concert! And many more. And a great Pizza Party on Dec. 21! You deserve it already!
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