This weekend I was so proud of my son Tyler. He had his first band jamboree. He has been practicing after school for three weeks straight. Sometimes the practices didn’t end until about eight at night. But he handled it all. He was such a trooper. I think that he did great for his first time. He is such a strong young man. The practices taught him stamina and how to hold his drum along with the music. Then he would come home and do whatever homework he had left and practice some more. I knew he was going to be awesome.
The day of the jamboree we showed up to the school at 1:30. They did a little practicing and then we headed to the stadium where the jamboree was being held. Where they practiced some more. They hit the field at 5:45. I was so proud of him. He played really well and didn’t miss a beat. The whole band did an excellent job.
I am really proud of my son. This was his first time in band and he finished it with an absolute bang. He did a great job and met every challenge that was presented to him. Him going out on the field and performing in front of hundreds of people for the first time just made me so proud. He is growing up to be an awesome young man. I can’t wait to see what else he does. I feel that his future is so bright. I am just honored to see hard work pay off. Band has really shown me another side to him. He is so strong. I think this has been his best school year yet.
Here is a clip of his performance. This is only a small portion of it. The whole performance was about 30 minutes: