Milady and I are traveling to Baton Rouge today, with a host of family. Our grandson, Michael was picked to play in the Louisiana Music Educator's Honor Band, Symphonic Band, as 1st chair Trombone. He's a high school junior and we're thrilled at his accomplishments with the trombone. As a junior, it's quite an honor to be chosen as 1st chair, and he deserves the honor.
The old saw about how you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. I've heard him practice solidly for hours. He's got a rare musical talent, with the drive to turn that talent into a reality. Scholarship offers are already coming in, and he's starting to pick his schools. As a senior next year, he's way ahead of the curve.
At any rate, his concert is today, so we're traveling to Baton Rouge to listen to him toot his own horn. If anyone is interested, the concert is at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center, Baton Rouge, LA at 2:00 pm.