It's music to my ears!

Ben's orchestra had their spring concert last evening. My expectations were quite low. Many of these musicians have only been playing their instruments since the beginning of the school year, How good could they be! I was very wrong, they sounded fantastic! Ben and Jack (a neighborhood friend from soccer) are the only 2 bass players in the school, the bass line flawless. Remember my music skills are a little weak! I am so proud of Ben, he has practiced faithfully with out complaining. He is in charge of remembering his rehearsals during school time. He has really excelled with his music. I hope that he continues to enjoy this life long skill. My only concern.... What happens when the largest size bass does not fit in the car? They are big instruments. Here's a little video for your listening pleasure. I hope it loads ok with slower internet speeds.



  • Kristina | April 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    That sounded great! I wish Connor would have stuck with the violin, but I had to fight him to much to practice. Good for Ben for wanting to practice and play an instrument.

  • Rachel Vos Carrillo | May 5, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    That is kind of funny. How will it fit in the car? Will you have to buy a Hummer and drive it through your little, quaint Ames neighborhood. Isnt that a funny thought, Andrew Tulp driving a gas guzzling, American made Hummer. It is so great that Ben has musical talents. Those really do last a lifetime.

  • Mary Perry | May 6, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    Well, I am very impressed Rose! Thanks for the video. I thought they sounded great. You and Andrew are doing such a terrific job of parenting. You have instilled some very good values in Ben, for wanting to practice, and sticking with it.