Friday, September 18, 2015

first day of band

Today was my first day of band. I play the baritone horn. It is like a mini tuba. It was really hard to get it on the bus and I was really scared about it falling of the seat and breaking.
It got to school safe and I put it in the hall next to everyone else's. My lesson was at 12:00.
 When It was finally time for my lesson I walked down the hall with my baritone and my friend Jimmy, who also plays the baritone. Miss. Del Vechio my band teacher let us in. She gave us a couple papers about band and told us the rules and then she showed us how to open the case and how to hold the instrument. I already new some of this stuff because my dad taught me over the summer how tho play the baritone. We did some buzzing with the mouthpiece and the we tried the instrument. Jimmy got the full size one and it was kind of hard for him to hold it because he was not tall enought to hold it. We tried a few notes and she new that my dad was a music teacher and that I had learned over the summer so she asked me to play a song.
I went up to song ninety over the summer so I played that. She was really impressed. She told me for homework that I had to work on tonguing.
 Jimmy and I went back to the classroom. Jimmy's was heavier so it was harder for him to carry it all the way back to the fifth grade wing. At the end of the day we had to put it back on the bus which was also hard. Band was so fun!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Big Girl

She's becoming such a big girl. After a bit of training she mowed all by herself. Claudia is doing really well at basketball and started learning the baritone and will be in band this fall in 5th grade.

Saturday, March 07, 2015


Claudia has completed her 4th grade season.  Next year will be a big step up in commitment but she seems to be ready.  She likes it a lot.  Her team did really well this year even though most of the kids were 3rd graders.

Soccer season coming soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014


Claudia is almost nine years old.  She is almost five feet tall.  She continues to be one of the tallest girls in her class.  She hears "You've gotten sooo tall" every where she goes.  She has lots of Aunts...

She is doing great at basketball.  She is in 4th grade and it is a 3rd-4th grade league, so she is a leader on her team.  She loves playing the games.  She is taking the winter off from soccer, but watches it on TV all the time.

She is in class with Mrs. Matthews.  She gave a workshop on iPad use with classmates that was really fun to parents.  She is auditioning for a solo with the chorus today for the concert next month.  Her first "real" school concert.  Hopefully one of many. Soon we will decide band or orchestra or choir...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Claudia is doing really well in soccer.  She works really hard at it.  She almost always play center back to start and end the game.

Fourth grade is going well and her teacher is Mrs. Matthews.

She is practicing the piano a lot.  She also had basketball tryouts tonight and did really well.