Monday, November 7, 2011

A Symphony Field Trip

Two weeks ago, our group went to the BRSO Discovery Concert for students. This was one of our activities for our older children. It was for Kindergarten thru high school. Photobucket

First they started off by introducing the instrument types (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). Then each of the instruments in that group played a little selection so that they students could hear what the instrument sounded like. I think the favorite was the French horn because he played the Star Wars theme.

There was a selection of music from all over the world so that they students could hear a variety of music. Here's a list of songs that were performed:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
  • Duke Ellington Medley (USA)
  • William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini (Italy)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini (Italy)
  • 3 Nigerian Dances by Samuel Akpabot (Nigeria)
  • Tico Tico by Zequinha de Abreu (Brazil)
  • Symphony No. 4 by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky (Russia)
  • Finale - "When the Saints Go Marching In"

This is a little video of a few pictures that were taken by a few moms with their cell phones at the performance. The music you hear in the background was the actual opera performace of "O Mio Babbino Caro" that was recorded my a mom's cell phone as well.

Here’s part of our group.  This only included the kids who had younger siblings at my house while they went to the concert.


I didn’t get to go to the concert.  Since this was for the older children, someone had to stay home to watch the little ones.  My friend, Candi, and I have been rotating watching each others children so both of our families can participate in these other opportunities.  This was Candi’s turn to go since I took the kids to the last one when we went on the ExxonMobil field trip.

Becky and Chantelle both met at my house with their children because they were working together like Candi and I.  Chantelle stayed with me to help with the little ones and visit while Becky and Candi took the others.

After the older ones were gone, we realized that the girls finally out numbered the boys for a change so we had to take a picture!

7 girls


3 boys (plus Isaac was napping made 4)


After the concert, they headed back to the house.  I had lunch ready for the kids and Chantelle went and picked up a special lunch for the mommies.  We enjoyed some yummy food from a local Greek and Lebanese restaurant:)

After lunch, they kids were outside having a blast.

Here’s little Cole looking in the house trying to get someone to let him in.


Lots of playing

Our tree stumps made great chairs and stools for the kids that day.  (Rob left them tall so the kids wouldn’t trip and hurt themselves until we get someone out to grind them.  Until then, they make great chairs;)

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Asa playing with sticks

(The boys have a tree that has all of their sticks weapons stacked around it.  Obviously, Asa had visited the tree.)




Isaac was having fun playing in his exersaucer.


What a great day!  I love a day spent with friends and fellowship:)

1 comment:

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Sounds like a good field trip! And the littles look like they had a lot of fun also! I am surprised you didn't get Mexican though! ;)