Change Is Hard

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Holiday smiles

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Trent is still hosting the Weekly Smile, and though sometimes I don’t get moving fast enough to include my smiles in his recap, this week I wanted to make sure I shared. This week’s smile is all about music, specifically the Christmas music our community band played last night at our annual holiday concert.

Getting ready for the concert.

I love it when our concert is early enough in December to feel like it kicks off the holiday. This year it seemed perfect, just after Thanksgiving and with a few weeks until the big day.

We shared the stage again this year with a high school choir group. They add just the right touch of elegance to the music, with their formal attire and lovely soaring voices.

Look who arrived!

And of course we had a visit from Santa, who showed up right after the children in the audience came up on the stage and rang their jingle bells as we played Here Comes Santa Clause.

The little ones were in awe of the big guy in red. We kind of like him too.

Children ready to shake those bells? OK, let’s go!

And he stuck around to conduct our last piece, Sleighride, the perfect way to end a fun evening.

A perfect way to end a lovely evening.

You couldn’t count all the smiles that were in that auditorium last night. And that makes it my smile of the week.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

8 thoughts on “Holiday smiles

  1. Sounds like a nice, festive concert 🙂

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  2. Aw, I wish we’d add a Christmas concert to our community band lineup. Maybe I’ll suggest it — I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’d love playing one!!

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    • I think it’s odd that you don’t. Granted it is very soon after any fall concert…but it’s Christmas music that isn’t usually that difficult. Not to say you can’t find difficult Christmas music, but audiences like to hear the old standards too.

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  3. Perfect! Made me more than smile, even chuckle!

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  4. This post definitely made me smile!
    Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

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