Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Big Band

On Monday as we left the library we could hear the high school band practicing. Colin wanted to see them, so I drove over and rolled down his window. There were a bunch of young teenagers in shorts and tank tops holding instruments, practicing their half-time routine.

"What is that guy doing?" Colin asked me about the drum major, who was dramatically keeping tempo with white gloves. I explained to him that he was the leader, and was demonstrating the beat so everyone could keep time. I told him our Manny used to be a drum major.

Colin wrinkled his nose and said, "I've been to his house, and he doesn't have any gloves!" Lots of other instruments, though.

We watched some more, then I asked him when he is big, what instrument would he like to play in band.

After a brief pause, he answered confidently, "Electric guitar."


Emily said...


Anonymous said...

LOL - He just keeps them coming, doesn't he????
Love, Nana

mainlyclearskies said...

haha Future rock star.

Anonymous said...

...It's his Grandad's fault! :o)