Much to my surprise, Matt auditioned and was selected for honor band this year. All the kids worked hard and put on a great show. I asked Matt which was his favorite piece. This was it. Monsters Under the Bed by Robert Sheldon.
In my opinion there were other selections that better illustrated the talent and hard work these kids put into this performance. But this one probably was more fun.
Matt's the kid behind the girl with glasses playing bass clarinet. Figured I better point that out since you'd never know that unless you were there. An added bonus was the director, Steve Lyons - one of the band directors at Champlin Park High School. He made a great impression. Matt's starting to look forward to high school band. He seriously considered dropping band after 8th grade.