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Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Musical Summer

I am so proud of my two boys and their musical talents.  John plays guitar and drums and Mathew plays piano and sax.  My husband also plays a little bass. Me - well I drive them to their gigs.

This was a very musical summer.  My youngest son, Mathew, joined the Summer Jazz Workshop at Texas Southern University.  This is his second summer in the five week jazz workshop.  At the end of each week they traveled to various locations and performed.  They have played at an HEB store,  Aldine Youth Community Center, Clarewood House Retirment Center and performed at the Wortham Theater for the Mayor and Council members of the City of Houston to kick off the International Jazz Festival.

As if that were not enough, my two boys also volunteered to play in the Pit Band for the Upstage Theater in the Heights.  The musical performance of "Happy Day" ran every weekend in July.
Happy Days the Musical
There's more....

Mathew also had  band camp for two weeks right before school started.  You would think Mathew would be tired of blowing his sax.  Seems like he never gets enough enjoyment of all that brass.  He comes home from camp and practices for another three hours before going to bed.

Still more....

Every Sunday the boys play at the Teen Life Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church.

I am often asked how do I make them practice, truth is I do not make them practice, they practice on their own.  They love playing just as much as I love hearing them play.

Can't wait to see what is in store this year for Mathew in his senior year at St. Pius X and John's second semester at Houston Community College. Love all my three boys.

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I introduced both my kids to music, but it didn't really "stick" with either of them. It made me a little sad! So glad for you and your boys.

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