Monday, October 31, 2011

First Piano Performance at BCreative Launch

I've really dropped the ball on telling everyone about the stuff we've been doing lately.  For homeschool and just for fun (which is *****shhhhhhhhh****, don't tell anyone, also for homeschool.  I'm sneaky like that).  There's just not enough days in the week sometimes, ya know?  So even though today is Halloween, I'm gonna tell you about music.

A few weeks ago, the girls' piano teacher (through our homeschool partnership) invited them to play at the Miller Foundation where they were launching a new campaign called BCreative, which will help promote arts in schools.  If it seems strange that two homeschoolers were playing at an event to encourage public school teachers to get training and compete for scholarships to improve arts education in their classrooms, remember- I am not anti-public education.  Not every family has the time, the resources, or the ability to homeschool.  Those children still deserve to learn.

So we agreed to participate in Katie and Lizzy's very first public performances, held under a white tent on the grounds of the Miller Foundation.  We got to ride in a snazzy green trolley (bonus points in Paul's eyes!), they fed us delicious BBQ for dinner, and then we got to explore the historic home and grounds.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.  Not a bad way at all, friends....

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  1. The girls are brave and fabulous for performing in public - well done!!! Looks like a great time was had by all.

  2. Looks awesome! And I take it they did well? I am assuming WAYYYY better than I did at my first piano recital (At age 18 with a bunch of 6 and unders...) lets just say the only person clapping after my performance was my mom... and it was a slow clap at that and I def. didnt get BBQ afterwards. You make me really exicted to start thinking about the possibility of homeschooling my own future brood! Glad you are enjoying it!

  3. We definitely are enjoying it, although sometimes I do worry we aren't doing *enough*. I think that's typical of first year, though :)

  4. Congratulations to them! Your girls are so refreshingly innocent and good. Thank you for raising them so well!

  5. that's great! My first piano "recital" was nerve racking and I was 15. It looks like a nice relaxing place, too.

  6. How fun! Those windows are huuuge! [First thing I noticed lol]

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  7. What a fun adventure! I remember piano recitals when I was their age. I hated them! LOL

    PS, I'd be happy with a kitchen like that. Did I see FOUR ovens??

  8. Love the pictures, Dweej. Were the girls nervous? I remember those days of participating in concerts as a kid. I was always sick I was so nervous.

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