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Whoa. That is awesome.

Posted by vwbug at November 3, 2011 04:49 AM

I had a Marimba in my living room for a couple of seasons. My youngest plays it and is quite good on it. He started playing it because he loved being in the band but didn't like marching. He was in a growing spurt and it bothered his knees. He also played it for two summers with Teal Sound touring as part of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He loved this.

Good for your son for recognizing how much time in involved. But, I think if my son could do it all over again, he would go for the scholarships and go to college instead of being in the Marines.

Good luck to your son in whatever path he chooses.

Posted by sticks at November 3, 2011 04:58 AM

Wow. I didn't get to that level of attentiveness until... Until... Well, I'll let you know when it happens.

Posted by K-Nine at November 3, 2011 06:43 AM

My boss's daughter was a cheerleader at Purdue, she was also trying to get her undergrad and go on to do Physical Therapy (which pretty much requires straight A's in undergrad to get into).

She had to give up the cheerleading after one year because of this very thing. Unlike the players, the cheerleaders and band have to travel to all the games for all the teams. Add to this all the practice time - which is huge - not to mention occurring over holidays... no breaks! They don't get any help with studying or any breaks for having to be on the road - they (unlike the sports stars) have to attend classes or get the info once returned - they don't get tutors assigned who will attend for them and help them out.

Of course I'm laughing that your son figured this out at such a young age. Good for him!

Posted by Teresa at November 3, 2011 11:33 AM

I totally understand Ringo. I did the same thing...learned and played tons of instruments...some others couldn't.

However, I did go to school for music and it took the pleasure and fun out of it. What was a release and hobby ended up being a job and stressful.

And yes, marching band does take a lot of time (as you know). I was not able to keep up with my grades my first semester with marching band. Maybe a year or two later I could of handled it...but my first year in college....it was too much.

Posted by Sissy at November 3, 2011 06:09 PM

..... this has been a long time coming!....... congrats to you both!....... well done, missy!..... and all the best to him as well!....

Posted by Eric at November 6, 2011 08:55 PM