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|
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.
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.