Monday night was Sarah's school's Spring Concert. Both the orchestra and the band performed for friends and relatives. The orchestra performed first and then had a cake and juice reception.
Sarah plays the violin in the advanced orchestra. They did a marvelous job with their music selections. The beginning orchestra performed first. It was amazing how big of a difference there was between the beginners and the advanced students. Last year, Sarah was a beginner, and this year she is one of the better violinists in her advanced orchestra. She's really come far this year.
I got an email from Sarah's orchestra teacher about a wonderful summer music class being offered at one of the local middle schools. There are two two-week sessions offered at a cost of $90 each. Students can choose one or both sessions. I feel this would be a wonderful opportunity for Sarah to not only keep the skills she's learned during this school year, but to improve her skills, as well.
Unfortunately, unless there is a change in our household income (like maybe getting some sort of child support again), I don't think I'll be able to afford to send her to either session. Of course, if anyone out there would like to donate* to this very worthy cause, please feel free to send me a check or make a donation via Paypal**.
*All donations will receive a photo and letter of thanks from Sarah.
**Paypal donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.