Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

That Girl Can Really Rock!

Over the weekend, the high school jazz band held their Second Annual Icicle Ball, which is a fund raiser for the band. My youngest Daughter spent most of the evening playing her trombone, tucked into the middle of the band  where she could hardly be seen. She's in the middle here, you can just see her nose behind the hair.

Then at one point, most of the band took a break, but a small group calling themselves "Push the Envelope" continued playing. My daughter was not among them, but then in the middle of the set, she took the stage and began to sing.  

She belted out "25 or 6 to 4" at the top of her lungs, and had the crowd on its feet, whooping and hollering.  

Other than as part of chorus during her freshman year, it was the first time she sang in public, so she took everyone (except us) by surprise. I think the experience (and all the compliments) may have cured the stage fright issue!

It was icing that night, and she is "head trailer loader" for the jazz band, so later in the evening, I got this picture. Don't you love the boots?

I wish my pictures were better, but the lighting was bad, and I think my camera is in the process of dying. Anyone got advice on a new one? I can't decide between a simple,  little one that fits in my pocket, or a larger one that offers more operational flexibility (but that may be difficult for me to figure out, and hard to tote around!).  If you have a camera that you really love, what is it, and what do you like about it?

(Edit: Ginny just informed me that the name of the song is actually "Bunny Apple Sticks-Want More!".  OK.  It is, afterall, all about the Rabbit this year.)


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Laura sings? Wish I could have been there for that! She looks so comfortable with the microphone. The boots are fabulous. They match the carpet so nicely!

I love my little Canon Power Shot A540. It's what I use for all my website pictures and videos, and all the family stuff too. Small enough to slip into my pocket, just enough weight to feel good in my hand, has all sorts of features but I seem to only use two which are the Auto and the video features! Actually I use the Macro feature a lot too.

Shovel early...it's all supposed to freeze later!


The Fab Furs said...

Plays trombone, sings, and packs the trailer? Wow!

(The buns liked Ginny's take on the song title.)

Jade said...

A Daughter of many talents--that is awesome! Here's hoping she continues to "push the envelope" with her skills. :)

P.S. Mick and I like Ginny's version of the title as well.

Michelle May said...

How cool is that! I would have loved to have heard her!
So stylish in her boots! :)
As for a camera, well...I have a Canon EOS Rebel that I got 4 years ago. Love it. However, it is now outdated. If I do over, I will get something smaller and easier to use. One that also will handle my shaking hands!
xx, shell

Lisa said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun! Well, to watch. Can't hear her but it all sure looks good! Congratulations to her! And the boots are fabulous.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Doens't it just make your heart feel like it's going to pop in the best possible way?