Family History Photo Monday: 6th Grade Christmas Concert 1986
One of the legends I like to share with my piano students is the Christmas Concert at Edahow Elementary in 1986. I was accompanying the numbers my grade sang. As you can see from the photo (if you'll stop looking at my ridiculous hair for a moment), I was using individual sheets of music that were not weighted down by anything. During this number, someone entered the gym/cafeteria from an outside door and a cold gust of wind blew through the room. ("A gust of wind. Enter Felix with a not-so-bright look on his face...") My music sheets went flying off the piano. I can remember hearing gasps of horror from the audience. The legendary part is that I kept playing because I had the whole song memorized. My Grandma Shirley (she was in the audience) cried when she told Brian about it 20 years later - it was pretty dramatic. That blonde woman leaning on the piano totally lost her mind when it happened, too. Anyway, it reminds me that kids are much more brave than we sometimes give them credit for and always put your sheet music in plastic sleeves or tape them up. Duh.