Tenor Drummer Takes the Stage for the First Time

What a weekend.  The girls got to break out the sprinkler one last time.  They raked leaves and jumped in them.  Ran around, screamed, laughed, smiled.  It was a great weekend with that alone.  Then it got better.












The pipe band was invited to play at the local theater open house.  So off we went!  My parents had picked up Elspeth’s new kilt on Monday and she is use to her drum now, so the timing was perfect.

Once the band members attending had gathered they marched out with our little drummer girl at the end of the line.  Proudly drumming as she walked.  They played in and then after Oh Canada played Scotland the Brave before playing themselves out.  She was adorable and did a great job.  The past 9 months of practising have been well worth it as you can tell by the smile on her face.  Next big drumming thing is her show at the end of the month.

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Video: To follow!!!

When the band was done, the girls got to explore the other exhibits.  Meeting Curious George, eating gelato and cupcakes before coming home to more outside playtime.IMG_3362


How to make a teensy tenor drum

When you have a teensy girl who is learning how to drum, you need to find a teensy drum which is pretty impossible.  So, what is a parent to do….make one.

Step 1: Purchase a Tom drum and dress it up with black ribbon and glue gun so it looks less toy and more drum.

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Step 2:  Make hubby design and build a holder for said drum.  This will allow teensy drummer to walk and drum when she reaches the level of being able to co-ordinate these two activities.

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Step3: Paint holder to make it look professional.  Add three dog collars (’cause they are just the right size) and two wrist sweatbands for shoulder straps (sweatbands to stop the bands from rubbing on little shoulders) and waist belt.

Step4:  Attach to child and viola! A teensy tenor drum.  Now we are just waiting to add the kilt and grandma’s cream socks and we will be ready to play with the band.

After getting measured for her kilt in preparation for the big show.
After getting measured for her kilt in preparation for the big show.