But enough about the weather, let's get on with the weekly recap, shall we??
First of all, as most of us know, Tuesday was Veteran's Day here in the U.S. It's nice to set aside at least one day a year to ponder and be thankful for what our veterans have given us.
Meego had his first band concert for the year. He's in the group for freshmen and other newbies, and they performed very well. I will say that the high school demonstrates an excellent music program. Five different groups performed, so we also enjoyed the two groups that played before Meego's. I was very impressed by the string symphony. I told Magnum it was like we'd made a wrong turn and ended up at the Julliard School! And really, it's just nice to see kids performing with such skill and poise.
As I was looking over the program, I saw that Meego was listed as playing a euphonium, and I was all, "What the heck's a euphonium?? I thought Meego plays a baritone?" Magnum was no help. Good thing for google:
Figure 16.1 shows a side-by-side comparison of a baritone (right) and a euphonium (the other one). They sound very similar, but the baritone is a bit smaller. Gosh, this blog is so darn educational.
Anyways, enjoyable concert it was.
Also, I was able to spend a pleasant coupla hours with brother Guano yesterday as he was passing through to visit my nephew - his eldest who attends school near us. Really, I think his whole family should just up and move here, but I'll take what I can get.