Today’s Snapshot

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“Band Life” Cedar Park, 2019

My second son is a high school percussionist. 😀🎶🥁

Summer Clouds

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“Clouds” Austin, 2019

Fun to look up in the sky these days. The photo above was taken on my way home using my X100T which I carry in my bag, and the photo below was taken with my phone during an early evening run.

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“Clouds” Cedar Park, 2019

Trapped? Or Just Waiting?

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“Trapped or Waiting?” Cedar Park, 2019

Here’s a photo of Anko, looking at us from the room where we keep the cats’ food bowls. It looks as though she is trapped inside, but actually the door isn’t fully closed so she can pull it back if she wants. I thought that maybe she’s hungry and wants us to feed her… but when I check her food bowl, it’s not empty. I guess she just needs attention. Oh, cats! 🐱

Bay’s Birthday Dinner – Salmon and Ikura Donburi

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“Salmon and Ikura” Cedar Park, 2019

For his birthday dinner, Bay requested salmon and ikura donburi, which was a nice surprise. I thought he would want to go out for sushi at a restaurant, but a birthday dinner at home has a special feel to it. I think it made Mariko happy that he requested a home-made meal. ☺

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“Donburi Prep” Cedar Park, 2019

UT Longhorn Music Camp

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“Honors Wind Ensemble” Austin, 2019

Today Koa finished up his three-week band camp odyssey with a couple of performances at UT Austin. He was part of the Honors Wind Ensemble at the Longhorn Music Camp and for concert day, the kids first performed in smaller ensembles, and then as a full band.

It was Koa’s first time to attend the UT Band Camp, and while he said it was good, he preferred the other two camps. The percussion camp at the University of North Texas was his favorite, the High School Band and Orchestra Camp at Baylor University was second, and the UT Austin Band Camp was third.

I guess the UNT camp is much more specialized, so if you are really focused on your instrument, these instrument-specific camps are the way to go. But he also enjoyed the UT camp, and it was a great experience, especially if you want to experience a little slice of life at a large university.

Please enjoy the recordings below!