It was his first time ever to compete like this.
He has only played the saxophone for 1.5 years.
He has a brother going to State.
He compares himself to his 3 years older brother.
This time my heart only had to make it three minutes. Three minutes of holding my breath. Three minutes of feeling I might burst with pride. Three minutes of feeling the tears behind my eyes as I watched another child of mine rise to the occasion. Face the stress and nerves of performing before an audience, alone with only a piano accompanist.
We had to wait an hour for the scores. But that hour payed off.
His score? A ONE!! The best score possible!
I love you Sam, and see great things in store for you.
Unpacking the instrument in a corner of the warm up area (a gym!)
It is all about that reed!