Thursday, January 12, 2012

Favorite Photos Friday - Band Concert Week!

Quote of the Day:  Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. ~Charlie Parker

Music is what life sounds like. ~ Eric Olson

8th grade Band

During The Temple of Ka Uka, the band used their hands and voices to add rhythm and sound.
It's a song inspired by the sights and sounds of Hawai'i.

I didn't get any good close-ups of the 6th grade band,
so my guys gave me a home concert.

Being in the band is a metaphor for life. The individual members need to work on their own instrument, carefully honing their craft. They can mark improvement in themselves while being part of a larger group. When they are all working in harmony, they are a powerful force. Each member contributes in his own way. Everyone working toward a common goal. You might be a leader, filled with melody, like the trumpets. You might be the strong bass, offering a foundation for the chords. You might be a specialized instrument like the piccolo or the French Horn, or you might be one of the varied pieces in the percussion section, offering a unique way to keep the rhythm.

Go. Create. Inpsire!

Journaling Prompt:  What instrument are you most like? How do you and your craft fit into the big band of life?

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