Little Drummer Girl

This story is a little old, as we received the invitation in December, but we didn’t want to post about it until we were sure Princess P was selected. Julia has been playing for her elementary school band for three yeas now. She is a drummer, following in the footsteps of Erik, was also played the drums.

In December, we received this email from Princess P’s band teacher, and thought it was great news.

Good morning,

I am reaching out to see if Julia would be interested in joining the 2022 Northeastern Honor Band. Julia is an exceptional musician and leader, so I think she would do very well in this ensemble.

This year, the teachers are simply nominating students instead of a formal audition process. However, we cannot guarantee that all students who are nominated will be admitted. Participating in this honor band includes a registration fee of $25, three rehearsals, and the final concert in Springfield, PA. If you are not able to attend all the rehearsals and the concert, you cannot participate in this ensemble. I have listed more information below this email.

Please let me know if Julia would be interested and able to participate in this honor band! My nominations are due December 23rd, so you have plenty of time to decide.

Have a great day,
Mr. Roberts

Princess P jumped at the chance to participate, even after the Archdiocese changed the event to a virtual concert. Julia will record her drumming and it will be combined with the music of the other band members. This is the second time she was nominated, and she had a great time previously.

The girl has a lot of talent – dance, art, music – and I have no idea where she gets it.

13 thoughts on “Little Drummer Girl

  1. Really? You have no idea where “she gets it”? Since her dad seems to be clueless, I am going with her mom. I would guess her perseverance and determination might have something to do with dad. Congrats to Princess P!

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  2. Very cool. This girl is going to be seriously successful in whatever she does. You have amazing kids. Post some more of their great artwork.

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  3. You have every reason to be very proud as this is a great honor! Hopefully they’ll be able to meet to play in person one day. My experiences in District/Regional/State band are my fondest memories of high school.

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  4. My youngest is a drummer and keyboardist. actually, he’s a full blown percussionist and loves the marimba. However, he’s reached that age where opportunities to perform get scarce. He plays drum for worship 2-3 Sundays a month. and now that live plays are returning, if his work permits, he’ll probably do percussion for some of them. His girlfriend played a top notch sax in high school, but gave it up for lack of opportunities. there’s a LOT of musical talent out there that falls by the wayside..

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  5. Ronni – Kyle, Erik, and Julia were in the school band. Erik and Julia played drums, and Kyle played trombone. They were all very good.

    RG – I may post another of her guitar sessions. She’s the greatest Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) fan on Earth. She’s trying to play some of his songs.

    Rudy – Kyle considered playing trombone again in high school, but the year he entered, the schools cut the music program.

    Digger – You’re not wrong. I don’t think she’ll ever be a music superstar, but West Chester University (PA) reviewed her previous Honor Band selection, and their music program is excellent. Julia’s weekdays are filled with karate, dance (two days, lyrical and tap), and band lessons. On weekends, she sits on her bad and plays the guitar. I mean, it’s mostly heavy metal, but she’s getting good at it, while teaching herself.

    Mike AKA Proof – I think the best part about the email was her teacher said she is an exceptional leader.

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  6. Victoria – Her school does two concerts a year. No marching. Mrs. Earp was a flag girl/gun twirler in the marching band in high school.

    TXNick – The Feel-Good Friday is arguably better than this; for people who have cancer.

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