A Spring Orchestra Today

A Spring Orchestra Today

What a treat! Today’s chapel theme was Choices. The teachers responsible for this month’s chapel services had delivered presentations on choices, struggles and intelligent mistakes. Our music classes are taught by a local symphony member who was nominated for a Grammy Award this year. She has taught students from second grade and up Ukelele lessons. Many students are also taking violin classes. We had seen our headmistress trudge over to the music building for her cello lessons many times.

Imagine our delight as our headmistress turned into “Ninja Musician”. She proceeded to share her struggles over making the right choice about daily practicing. She explained why each day brought its share of reasons not to practice. She demonstrated that persistence in overcoming any obstacles impeding the importance of practice had been waylaid. She treated us with an inspiring performance of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Next, we heard the sounds of a large vehicle slow in front of our chapel. The doors opened to present ten students from the upper middle school located in the neighboring town. They came with a bass, violins and a wide array of other instruments. They played and enthralled everyone with the beautiful notes emanating from the altar. All of our smart little scholars were filled with questions. Every question was treated with great respect answered along the lines of making the right choice. Everyone was quiet as we ambled back to class. All teachers were aware that little minds were pondering the important fact that everyone struggles with choices, especially when it comes to practicing. What a wonderful day!


2 thoughts on “A Spring Orchestra Today

  1. ptsuthers March 28, 2015 at 2:34 am Reply

    What an interesting post about choices and practicing. We all want to be able to play something, but it’s hard to spend time practicing, especially in in our society where instant gratification is the norm.


  2. Terrie's Tantalizing Tidbits #sol15 March 28, 2015 at 3:20 am Reply

    I love this!!! We must infuse a daily practice in everything we undertake, otherwise, we fall prey to the what ifs!


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