Monday, May 30, 2016
Gifts for graduating seniors
It was hard to choose a gift for my seniors. I searched online and could not find many ideas for orchestra gifts. I wanted to give them something meaningful. I finally settled on the book 'Mole Music' by David McPhail and a music journal that has staff paper on one side of each page and regular lined paper on the other side. At the concert, I had all of the seniors come up front and I talked to the audience about the importance of music education. I told the students about how they can now move forward to bless and inspire others with their talents because music makes a difference. I summarized the book for the audience - you should look it up on Amazon.com...it's a great story about a little mole to makes the world better as he practices his violin every day. I like the idea of the journal as well because the seniors have such a bright future where they can accomplish anything and I talked to them about opportunities to use their musical talent throughout their lives.