Thursday, May 07, 2009


The past few days have been somewhat of a roller-coaster for Annabelle and her bassoon solo for tonight's concert. The ups have been really high and the downs have been lower than a bassoon's low B-flat. I was really worried yesterday that she would either play it and be disappointed in her performance or not play it at all. "Sorcerer's Apprentice" is, after all, the piece that made her want to play bassoon in the first place way back in fifth grade. She persevered though and played the song, and it was magnificent! See for yourself (and then go over to Annabelle's blog to learn how purple socks contributed to her success):

Here she is after the concert, chewing on a reed and showing off the trophy for Outstanding Musician:

And with her wonderful band director, who has always gone above and beyond to support Annabelle in all her musical pursuits:

Well done, Annabelle!

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