Monday, May 24, 2010

Awwwww! Small children!

We went on a tour of some elementary schools with the Jazz Band today. Little kids are so cute! Best moments of the day:

Wayman calls a little girl up to stand next to Nick's bari sax and she is only a few inches taller.

Lillian plays Jaws to demonstrate the string bass, and Tyler (Yes, my brother!) screams. I have never heard him scream so high or loud. Tyler doesn't scream. He's more of a subtle threat person.

Wayman calling Kyden "our Guitar Hero." The kids loved it.

When we were on the fourth school, Ben got the bright idea to bring the stands in through the windows. It took us that long, and it was SO much easier than maneuvering with an instrument in one hand and 1-3 stands in the other.

All four times TJ brought the tuba out from backstage. I have never seen an audience so awed.

Good times, friends. Good times.


Keilee said...

Little kids are the best! They say the cutest things!

It sounds like you guys had fun!

Amanda said...

Yeah, it was pretty awesome. Actually, I did forget to mention one part, because we only got to do it at one school.

If we're in a place where we're not in a gigantic hurry to leave, we're supposed to go talk to the kids, show them our instruments up close and stuff. They love it. I love showing them how to hold it, and Kimber kept getting requests to see the's the same as the outside...just less shiny. That was fun.

Keilee said...

What schools did you go to?

Amanda said...

Ummm...let's see...Lakeside, Syracuse...West Clinton and/or West Point...I'm not sure...I think it was West Clinton...but but it might have been both...