Thursday, 14 October 2010

275 of 365


The Boy started at a new children's orchestra on 2nd October :-) Oh my, look at the state of that tenor horn?! I have scrubbed and polished the thing, but that's what you get when you hire an instrument through the school's service, I guess - a battered old thing that's been used by generations of children! If he pursues his interest and continues with the progress he's been making so far, we'll look into getting him his own tenor horn - but they cost a LOT so we want to be sure he won't lose interest as soon as we've paid out that money!

In the afternoon, The Girl and I went out to Costa for a girlie drink and mini cupcake, and a bit of quality time together :-) I had a Fairtrade double espresso:

14 comments:

Amy said...

Go The Boy! I think the horn looks like it has character :-)

debs14 said...

I agree with Amy, who'd want a shiny new one that no one else had used! This one looks well used and well loved, I'm betting age has mellowed the sound too. Er.. not forgetting how much cheaper it is to hire one ;-)
I've got a coffee inspired post today too! Great minds think alike eh?

Rhona said...

Good for The Boy, I think it's wonderful when they enjoy playing a musical instrument and I agree, this one does look like it has character. E decided to play the violin and we bought her a new one but, unfortunately, after a couple of months she decided she didn't want to carry on :( So if ever The Girl decides she'd like to play the violin, I have one sitting here ;o) xx

Ruth said...

I played the same instrument when I was at all, even made it into the Youth Orchestra for a while.

Ruth said...

Sorry, that previous comment should read 'when I was at school' ~ thinking faster than I can type! x

Cheri said...

When I first saw that horn, I thought, wow, that thing is mangled! But think of the history. Perhaps it was carried by someone in a marching band and saw a few spills onto pavement during practice? Or maybe a previous owner got frustrated and threw it across the room? Imagine the stories if that horn could talk.

Sian said...

Cool! I wonder what stories it could tell..

Tracey said...

Wow, did you manage to limit yourself to just a mini-cupcake? ... there's no way I have that level of self control ... especially when coffee is also involved ;)

Beverly said...

I always love your photos and am so impressed with how you have done so well with the 365 project!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

All I could think when I saw the horn was...oh how loud that must be! I wasn't allowed to play brass because it was too loud. Flute or clarinet were my only options since we did not have a piano.

Anonymous said...

Aww Mel, that pic brings back so many memories. I do miss that horn! Glad he's doing so well. M has just started guitar... so far, so good and C still doing violin. The flute hasn't seen the light of day for too long now :-(
Hope all are well CDHS xx

Deb said...

I love the photo of the tenor horn being held by The Boy, Mel. :o) I think music is so important for children. Carrie was involved in music from the third grade and all through high school. In fact, she was drum major of her high school marching band her junion and senior years, and Band President her senior year. I really miss those days!!!

melody said...

HIYA CHICKIE!
heh..that is so kewl your boy is takin musical classes! and love your shot of him!
oh...and yum on the expresso!

jillconyers said...

WTG to The Boy! Great perspective in the photo. Both of mine have done the whole band thing but I'm not seeing it as a long term interest.