Getting in the swing
I never really forget how much I love what I do, and yet, I sometimes find myself reminded with how much I love my job and feel lucky to have it.
This week was the first week of group classes for the Fall. In chorus, the kids are learning “Stuck in the Middle” so that they can sing it with the adult band class at Autumn Leaf. It is so fun watching them learn. They start with the melody and words, but are quickly understanding the harmonies and sound great! They also picked out the Christmas songs to prepare for this year, and they got “Up on the Housetop” going with a few tricks up their sleeves. This group works hard with warm ups and 3 and 4 part harmonies, but they are smiling and having a blast while doing it!
The adults are learning improv through chord theory, and I think everyone will be impressed when they hear what they are doing. My Monday night orchestra is going to do similar work, but with a different variety of instruments. It is now more an orchestra/band. We started with “Into the West” from Lord of the Rings, and we are adding “Enter Sandman” by Metallica next! It will be a cool, eclectic mix.
It’s not to late to jump in on the group classes. I can catch you up outside of class if you need it. So, try Orchestra/Band on Mondays at 7:30, beginning guitar on Tuesdays at 6:15, Chorus on Wednesdays at 6:30 or Band on Fridays at 9:15 am. There might also be a kid’s music class forming during the day for 3-8 year olds, if you would be interested, let me know and I will get it organized!