Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Farm Girl's Musical Weekend...

What a busy weekend it was!

Some of you know that Jenna plays the violin.

She plays in the high school orchestra and also in the Lancaster County Youth Symphony, which is new for her this year.  A friend that she's been playing violin with since third grade is also part of the group, and we carpooled with her for rehearsals. It was fun to hear the girls chattering on the way home about the music, etc.

Back in the fall, she also auditioned for the County Orchestra, which includes high school students from two neighboring counties.  She was happy to be accepted, and spent a lot of time learning her music.  The 150+ students spent all day Saturday, from 7:30 am rehearsing and preparing for the concert, which was at 5 pm. It was a fun, but very full day which was made extra special because our high school hosted the festival this year.

That was on Saturday.

Then came Sunday.

Sunday afternoon was the Winter Pops Concert at the high school...band, orchestra, chorus...the works. When it was over, Jenna and her friend packed up their things and quickly headed into Lancaster for yet one more concert.  (Thanks again to our friends!!  We were home milking.) The Youth Symphony String Orchestra gave their concert at 7:30 pm at a beautiful Church in the city.  (we like 7:30 start times!!)

The concert was beautiful!  This time, it was strings only, which I prefer.  This group shot was taken by a friend before the concert began...


She had a great time, and was also glad that the busy weekend was over!

This is the fun part...getting to hear beautiful music played by all of these talented musicians who have spent much time and energy going to rehearsals and practicing their parts.

Well done, Jenna and friends!


  1. congratulations to your lovely and talented musician! really great she plays in various orchestras!

  2. I seem to detect a proud Mama! Quite rightly so! Congtrats to all.

  3. Fantastic Jenna , way to go girl good for you WOOHOO ! Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

  4. Fun....makes me think of all the concerts my parents enjoyed (endured) on my behalf!

  5. What a great experience! Good for your daughter, and it's so neat that she's developing a musical talent!!

    Have a great day!

  6. Congratulations. I love listening to that sort of music. They all look so professional. You must be so proud of your daughter. Good luck to her. She is going in the right direction.

  7. All that practice produces beautiful music! What a nice reward for musicians and concert goers.

  8. The payoff for all those hours of practice is hearing the beautiful music produced by these talented youngsters. Good for your daughter and you! xo

  9. How fun and kudos to Jenna for playing in all those groups! I'll bet it was lovely to hear! :)

  10. How wonderful and I bet it was lovely to hear that music in the huge hall.
    She is such a beautiful girl I bet you were so proud.

  11. Congrats to Jenna and to wonderful parents that support her love of music !

  12. Well done, Jenna and friends!
    oh I can imagine how beautiful it sounded. Hug B

  13. Congratulations! What a lovely young lady.


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