Thursday, January 26, 2012

PMM: Proud Teacher Moment

We took a Field Trip last week to see the state Symphony perform. It's an annual event that is part of the music curriculum for our grade.  This year, our Advanced Orchestra performed for the Symphony.

Can I just say, "Wow!"

As a magnet school located in, well, the armpit of the city, there are a lot of naysayers who wonder why anyone would send their children to our school.  I'm not going to lie, our "base" crowd is a tough lot.

THIS is why.  

You can't get programs like this at a non-magnet school.  There is no band. There is no orchestra. There is no chorus. There is no drama... not at the elementary level. In these groups, our "base" kids are just as well-represented as the magnet kids.

Our Advanced Orchestra...they really are THAT good. They took my breath away.  Even the members of the symphony were impressed. ~I think maybe if they'd realized, they would have had the poor kids that performed on their recorders go first. THAT was awkward!

I was so proud to stand up and say I teach there! ~And the fact that it was one of the non-magnet schools from the "right" side of the tracks that got asked to have their children stay off the balcony rail...REPEATEDLY. Yeah, that helped too! *grins*

Linking up with KMama and Emmy Mom for Proud Mommy Moments!


Heather said...

What a great story. A tribute to those students and to all the great teachers like you who teach them!

The Blonde Duck said...

Kudos to them!

Kmama said...

That's awesome!! You should definitely feel proud.

Thanks for linking up!

StardustSavannah said...

That's AWESOME! I hate it that the art/music programs are the ones that get cut first- our children (and our world) need them so desperately!


Connie said...

That's great! I love when the underdog wins!

a49erfangirl said...

Sometimes people always underestimate the smaller guy! Awesome story. I would be proud to teach there too.

Emmy said...

This just makes me want to say in your face! So awesome!! I hate that so many schools don't have the arts any more- for some kids that is their lifeline.

So so awesome! Great PMM, thanks so much for linking up

Not a Perfect Mom said...

that's so cool!

Diane said...

That's wonderful! :) I'd be proud too.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

What an amazing proud moment! My brother teaches band and choir in Calf. and it's been so frustrating to him how they keep trying to cut these programs.

Tiffany said...

That sounds like an awesome high five moment!! Up high!!