The students loved it.
We loved it.
Everyone was so well behaved. The students all sat "on their pockets" and listened to the music, watched the dancing and even clapped along while we played. Sam the Drummer earned his drumming stripes that day by being able to keep beat for the band with the "help" of 150 students all clapping a different rhythm. It was hilarious fun.
I couldn't stop smiling the entire time I played.
They were such a wiggling, happy band of children.
Marti emailed today with a thank you from her students. She said they loved my "hark" and Sam's "bo-ron." One little girl wanted to be Megan Maloney. And they loved seeing the woman they know as Mrs. Ryan break into a wild Irish jig like a rock star, and they were very impressed that she was in a band.
So much fun. We're thinking that next year we'll all take a day off and go on a tour of elementary schools to share our music. Mrs. Ryan said she'd get right on that with her connections!
What a great way to kick off
the St. Patrick's music season!