Early this summer, Mrs. Jo hosted an "end of the year" party at her home for the Music & Me Level II families. It was a delightful evening of conversation, fabulous food, friendship, and it was "topped it off" by a marvelous musical demonstration by the Music & Me students!! Of course, the demonstration included the parents' involvement in the games!
The recorder demonstration by the students was the highlight of the evening!! YEP! Now that they can read & write "drm sl" (solfege) on the staff and have a strong understanding of "re," the students were introduced to "absolute note names" (better known as "A B C's" note names). We were ready to perform "HOT CROSS BUNS and several other "mrd OR BAG" songs when WHAT SHOULD APPEAR OVERHEAD but a beautiful hot air balloon.
The program abruptly stopped so ALL could gaze at the balloon. Soon it passed over and the program commenced once again. HOWEVER, 10 minutes later, the balloon turned its course and headed back toward Mrs. Jo's home! The EXCITEMENT ERUPTED! The children shouted and encouraged the pilot to land the balloon in Mrs. Jo's back yard. In the end, it landed two houses down!! Now tell me, HOW AM I GOING TO TOP THAT NEXT YEAR!!!??
One can never tell what will happen as friends make music together!!! It was a glorious time!