The 6th grade end of year concert was last night. It was a big jamboree, held at a neighboring district and it included 6th grade students from 6 or 7 schools. The kids took buses at the end of the school day to the neighboring middle school to practice for a couple of hours with everyone and the new conductor (who was coincidentally from the high school where Ryan's dad teaches), eat some dinner, put on black and white concert clothes, and perform at 6:30 pm.
I took a video clip with my cell phone. Just remember- these are 12 year olds who have been playing their instrument for less than a year.