Last night we went to Angel #4's Christmas concert for school. It was for the Middle school, so 6th, 7th & 8th grade choir, band and tone chimes. We started with the 6th grade band - they did 3 songs. On the 2nd song, the band teacher said she asked some of the 8th grade band members to mentor the younger kids and had them come up to play with the 6th graders. #4 went up there to do here part helping the 6th graders. Then we moved on to tone chimes, which are kind of like bells and sound like a music box. Angel #4 also belongs to the tone chimes group, so she was up there again. After Tone chimes, the Middle School Choir got up to sing and you guessed it, #4 was up there again. After a couple songs, the music teacher pulled 2 girls down to do a special duet - the song they're preparing to do together for Solo Ensemble in March. Yep, it was the Angel with her best friend. They sang beautifully together, a nice change since I thought the only thing those two could do together was giggle. When Choir was done, the 7th and 8th grade band came up to perform. One of the songs featured the percussionists, who moved their instruments to the front of the group for that particular song. Yep, you guessed it, #4 is a percussionist. It was pretty cool - except for 2 of the 6th grade band songs, my kid performed in every song of the concert. I'm so proud of my talented daughter.
Angel #4 is also keeping me updated on the exciting world of teen age pop music. I know all about Directioners (fans of the group One Direction), HaLor (the romance between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift), Swifties (fans of Taylor Swift, obvie) and all kinds of exciting things that I don't care about but know anyway. I haven't gotten to the point where I know the blood types of all of the 5 One Direction boys (though #4 has run them through for me a couple times) but I know enough to sing along with 1D songs and know that Harry Styles is a sexy beast (according to #4, I think he looks like he's about 12 years old). Though their songs are kind of catchy, I'll stick with the love of my life, Dwight Yoakam.