This year my two oldest participated in the NYSMMA festival. My oldest was a level 5 which even though it's just the next level for him, there was a big jump in difficulty. For K it was her first year. Also this year our school district hosted the festival which meant our district went first and took almost 3 weeks of practice away. This is stuff they don't tell you in march when you have to sign up
Anyway. D got a silver (85/100) in viola
Yes he is almost 13 ( in less then a month!!!!!) and has reached that stage where just asking him to pose so I can take a picture results in all pictures looking like this. He is in the stop embarrassing me mom stage. Oh well. I am not going to I am proud of him and his talent and I think scoring an 85 in a very hard piece with not much practice and only three lessons is pretty good. He has this natural talent.
Yeah she's almost 12 and is not yet as bad as her brother. She got a 27 out of 28 on her viola piece! Remarkable for a first timer with the same little time and only three lessons. She received the outstanding medal (their terms not mine)
Next year I might just have three since A is having a great time with her cello.
I love hearing them play (just not at the same time though). Going to their concerts is my favorite school function.