Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Concert 2009

IT'S THAT TIME of year again where schools/students show off their hard work and give an excellent concert for all to enjoy. My kids' school is no exception. If you are a follower of my blog you all know that our son loves to play guitar. He is a member of the school's marching band, jazz band, drumline and high school concert band ... that's how much he really loves music. lol Plus he has his own band, Funk Uncle. Unlike bigger towns or cities, our small town's performers are not in formal attire ... just plain or nice-looking shirts for boys, and decent clothes for girls, but their performances are up to par just the same. Here are a few videos I took of their jazz band, sharing it with all of you and especially to our relatives here and abroad who enjoy watching him play. All seniors were featured since this will be their last winter performance, and that includes our son ... and it's kind of sad in a way, if you think about it ... "last performance?" :(
He is the one standing in the back wearing a tan hat playing the first and last solos.

They played, "Six String Shuffle" here.

... in this vid, he utilized his "Wah" pedal, playing "Funky Ol' Saint Nick"

... "Free Bird" and again his "Wah" pedal for sound effects.

After the concert, I heard a couple sitting behind me say, "That kid, Will really is amazing! He can really make his guitar sing!" And of course, hearing those kind of comments from others (besides myself, lol) just makes my heart swell! Listening to all those practices for years, over the sound of the TV at home paid off. ;) It was not always easy, especially when our daughter who plays guitar and trumpet was still living at home ... when they both practice? ohhhh, I thought I might develop an early hearing problem, but hubby and I learned to love and enjoy it! We are those kids' number one fans! ... may it be sports or arts and music ... numero uno! lol ... nothing beats that!

My friends, from my family to yours, I am sincerely wishing each and every one of you a heart-warming, blessed CHRISTmas, and and may the New Year bring us good health, peace and joy! Please stay safe and warm! Love all of 'ya!


Mari said...

Nance, I can feel your pride. Will is a great guitar player. My applause to him and to his band mates as well.

Have a Wonderful Holiday to you and the rest of your family.

Tita Beng said...

Magnificent talents! My hats off to the group especially to your son. Super Galing!!

Anonymous said...

wow, ms. nance. i hope my son gabby will get to play any instrument he'd like when he grows up...your family's beaming with talents! advance merry CHRISTmas!!!
have a blessed holiday! enjoy.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Wow, these look like serious musicians here. Congrats!

Happy holidays!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is a fantastic post !! I saw the video and enjoyed them very much.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ganda ng concert music nila.

enjoy to hear n view it talaga.


thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful christmas day to you and family.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Very talented kid you have Nance! I hope he gets to go to a top-notch school like Juilliard in NYC.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Nance, you are your children Mother and truly one special Mother in the sense of the world. It is gratifying to know you and your hubby as proud parents to your extra-talented children. I wouldn't mind sitting down all night listening to them play and practice to perfection their gift of music. And I don't even mind getting deaf either. You are one blessed soul of a Mother, so I admire your resilience and perseverance for being there for them in everything they do.

This comes from my heart as a Mother myself.

Have a joyous and safe season to you and the family.

ev said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Nance! God bless and take care always..

congrats for having such a talented son!


Meryl (proud pinay) said...

I enjoyed watching the video...
your son is so talented. I'm sure you are a proud mom.

by the way,sorry now lang naka visit ang prego. my nausea is still on/off. hopefully my nausea will be over soon so i can go back to my usual bloghopping routine.

Merry Christmas to you!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Hello Nance,

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,

The gladness of Christmas give you hope,

The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Have a wonderful, joyful Christmas to you and to your family.

Bernhard, Vicki, Sascha and Kimberly

Ebie said...

Hi Nance, thanks for taking a break time from baking and sending over your warm greetings! I am better now after all the antibiotics! You have such talented kids and I felt the pride and happiness, too!
Here's the best holiday cheers to you and your family. More power to the New Year!

ghee said...

napasayaw ako ngayong umaga,haha!
your son Will is such a great guitarist!wow!I should look forward to seeing his future career as a musician!!

good performance guys!!i luvvv it!