I have been at music camp for the past several days. It is my privilege to lead the beginner's band class. It's a bit of a struggle, yes. We practice outside in the heat and humidity and bugs. And when the airplanes aren't landing at the air-base just down the road, the maintenance crews are mowing the field next to us with the tractor...But there's music in there somewhere, I'm sure of it.
When we started this week, we could barely manage to eke out a middle C. Now we're able to (mostly) play the C scale and we've got three songs nearly ready to play for Saturday's final concert.
There are actually two more boys in the band - but they were late getting to class the morning we took this picture... it pays to be on time.