Thursday, September 4, 2008
Spencer and I attended his "meet the instruments night" for the VT Strings Project. He had planned to play violin but after hearing each instrument, he settled on the cello. (I drew the line at the bass...no way we were hauling that thing around). I think it will suit him perfectly - you have to sit to play it!! We watched a video from last year's spring concert after just 6 months of instruction. When the director announced that by 5th or 6th grade, these kids could be playing with a full orchestra, Spencer just gasped. He described his commitment to learning and to practice so this will be a good experience. His friend Walter will also play cello and his friend Chris will learn violin. Another classmate, Cameron, was there too but I don't know what he settled on.