Saturday, May 15, 2010
Since resigning from the orchestra I began teaching a brass ensemble 2 days a week at the Renaissance Academy in Santa Ana, GTO. The school is located just outside of Leon (the BIG city). Just this last week the director of the school asked if I would be the head of the brass program and a musical advisor to him. This school is privately funded and is for the less privileged families in Santa Ana and the neighboring towns.
I have always had fun trying to express some of the love I have for music to beginning musicians. Yesterday there were several visitors touring the campus. We have just begun to work on some (mostly Christmas) brass quintet music over the last few weeks. So when the visitors came by we played "O' Canada"(the kids favorite) "Angels From The Realms Of Glory" "Angel We Have Heard On High" and "Lo' How A Rose Er' Blooming". They have really learned a lot in the last few weeks. I was very proud of the brass section. It's always nice hearing Christmas tunes during the hottest days of the year.
This foto was taken during orchestra rehearsal.
Posted by Jason at 8:50 PM