My sixth grader had her very first band concert tonight. She just started playing the flute at the end of August. This wonderful evening had it all: a gym packed with people, squeaking clarinets, saxophones that sounded like honking geese, off-tempo percussionists and Christmas tunes. But seriously, the kids sounded great for beginners. I was impressed. And so very proud. She has been working so hard and has come so far in such a short time. I love watching her love music.