Last night I had one of those great dad moments. My little girl was on stage at The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium here in Edmonton. She took part in Edmonton Public School’s Night of Music.
With her music class, she was on stage playing the ukulele. This was for a big festival showcasing music through all grades in the school system.
My daughter went and sat with her class downstairs while we all took our seats to wait until she took the stage.
My son was so excited for this night. He got to see the Jubilee for the first time. He also had the chance to see his sister practice at school and at home so he was pumped to see the main show.
We got there early, lucked out and sat in the second row, dead center. Now our seats were not the greatest for viewing the concert bands but to be honest, all I was there for was my little girl. We wanted to be close enough to see her play and she could see us in the massive theater.
I got my wish and was right in front of my little girl. Close enough that she gave dad some snicker faces while she played and sang.
I was so proud seeing my little girl up there. It was her first big performance and I am sure won’t be her last.
Music is a huge part of our lives. Playing it, listening to it and singing in one form or another is always happening. I can’t wait to see where music takes her in the future. I know she wants to keep going with it, so maybe it’s time for dad to start teaching the saxophone!
How has music touched your life? Also let me know if you have seen your kids on the big stage.