A band like no other
Not too many years ago, it would have been hard to find fifty homeschooled students in the same town. Now we can form orchestras.
The trombonists tap their feet and inflate their cheeks. The drummer stares intently at the conductor. And the rest of the band grooves along to the Pirates of the Caribbean sheet music in front of them.
‘We have to make sure we are right on the beat and it’s solid!’ says an inspired Kathleen Kennan, the conductor and band director. ‘None of us can go to sleep!’
This snapshot of a scholastic band could be taken anywhere in America on any given Monday afternoon. The musicians are a group of boys and girls, ranging in age and size and background and talent, playing in front of a passionate conductor and a few proud parents. Read more…