Sunday, September 13, 2009

Classical Music and other things...


Well, I thought I'd post about what I've been doing lately. Last week I played violin with my youth group's worship band at church for the first time! At first I wasn't sure how it would work out... we don't normally have a violin player in the band, and it would be my first time playing with a band. But it was great. It felt... right. Like I was supposed to be there. It was kind of hard to be heard above all the electric guitars, but I wasn't completely drowned out. Basically I just had the chord charts to go by, so I was mostly just playing whatever sounded good.
The rehearsal went well. I got to meet the band members, and fellowship with them before service started. Our drummer actually plays the timpani in the orchestra I'm apart of! How cool is that?
Then when the actual service started, it was amazing. I could feel God's presence so strongly. God is so good! The songs we played were "I'm Not Ashamed," "Devotion," "Draw Me Closer," and the bridge of "Ready Now." I'm so thankful for the chance to help lead others in praise to our King!

Yesterday I went to an orchestra concert. They played the Farewell Symphony by Haydn. That has got to be one of my favorite classical pieces. Look up the last movement to see why. The musicians do something very unique in mid-song. *is mysterious* :) It was fun to watch them do it live!

Do any of you have any favorite classical music composers? If so, do you have a favorite song by them? I think my favorite composer would have to be Bach, and then Vivaldi. Dvorak is good too, though. His New World Symphony is awesome!

I hope you all have a blessed week!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Labor Day

Happy (early) Labor Day!

So what's everyone doing on the third day of their three day weekend? Anyone traveling out of town, seeing family, spending time with immediate family? Anybody just relaxing at home, enjoying an extra day off? :)

My family and I are going to drive about an hour and a half away to visit my mom's sister's family. It'll be great to see them again! They live out in the country, so the scenery around their house is beautiful. Sometimes I wished I lived out that way - for my backyard to be woods, and to have a road leading up to my house surrounded by woods. It's so much fun to take walks there with them. I always have an opportunity to take pictures. :)

Speaking of which, I have several pictures from past times we've visited if anyone's interested. I was just going through my photobucket and getting rid of a whole bunch of pictures because they changed their photo limit to 500 mb. *sigh* Oh well. BUT, I am saving the ones that I still like onto my computer, and trying to find another image hosting website to put these on. Anyway, some of the pictures are from around their house, and they're really neat. :)

Well, I hope you have a great Labor Day! God bless!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September 1st!

Hi everyone!

First off, many thanks to Araken for making my new banner!! Isn't it awesome? It goes perfect with the layout. :-)

It's hard to grasp that it's already September! Amazing how fast summer went by, isn't it? I'm already into my fourth week of school and am slowly getting used to my new schedule. It's not too bad, though, since I'm home schooled and my schedule is a little more flexible than most. It's been fun so far, as fun as school can be, anyway. :) Physics and Advanced Math are mainly the ones that take up the most time, but Physics has been interesting and Math is... well... math. Lol.
So how is school going for all of you? What kind of school do you go to? (No specific names, please - just public school, private, etc.) Do you like it so far?

Right now, I think i need to start setting some goals for the year - timing all my subjects, getting Physics experiments and English assignments done in a timely manner, setting a time to practice violin every day, etc. This is probably going to be one of the busiest years I've had yet, because I have so many activities I'm involved in! But it's going to be good. God is with me, and I'll make it through. :-)

So how about you? Have you thought of any goals for the school year?

"Proverbs 4:13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life."