Tuesday, October 14, 2008

pa rum pum pum pum

After almost 12 years of an education in which everything except for refraining from being the class clown has come way too easy to him, my senior told me this tonight:

"I want to work my tail off in private lessons with Dan and try out for the BYU marching band drumline."

This on the heels of four first places in five marching band competitions this season.

Over the past year I've seen him stick with something hard and often unfun, during a messy transition between a band teacher he loved and one who was hired because he was the complete opposite. Even when almost all of his friends dropped out. I've seen him step up as section leader and take charge over a bunch of silly and inexperienced 14-year-olds. I've seen him have to work at something and taste the satisfaction that can come from hard-earned success.

I've seen him start to grow up.

Music to my momma ears.


AzĂșcar said...

This is great news, maybe he can bring some funk to the marching band because IT'S KILLING ME.

Michael Buble...standards...they need some SOUL.

Shane and Dalene said...

Please tell me they do not play Michale Buble. It would be Z~'s undoing. (Obviously, I'm out of the Cougar Blue loop. Now that you must have cable to watch any games I only see them via the voices of Greg Wrubell and Marc Lyons. They cut the half-time show.)

AzĂșcar said...

They played it at HALFTIME during HOMECOMING.

I nearly died of embarrassment.

"The best is yet to come..."

ARGH. They might as well rename themselves the Tommy Dorsey band and break their collective hips from how OLD THEY ARE.

(Hmm...nerve appears to be touched...)

Dalene said...

This news is quite disturbing to me.