Cheyenne is a first year band student who was placed in concert band instead of cadet band...the band for beginners. So she has been behind the curve from the get go but she has put in the time, dedication and so forth that she has made excellent strides in catching up and surpassing some of the 2nd and 3rd year students. A week ago her band teacher informed her that he wanted her to do a solo at the winter concert tonight. So, she began preparing and practicing Amazing Grace....she and I had to actually look up the fingering for a G7 chord because they had no music with it in it. well tonight was the concert and I am so proud of her, I wanted to share some pictures. Unfortunately, I was playing band mom when she was doing her solo so the pictures are from a distance. Cheyenne on the left and Kiana on the right before they went to the stage Her band teacher introducing Cheyenne for her solo Her playing her little heart out in front of the choir with a packed gym watching She made one mistake but recovered and kept playing...so she finished and I was very very proud of her for doing such a good job and completing the solo. she got a loud whooping and standing ovation by the parents and teachers because she kept playing and finished....rather than giving up when she made a mistake. Her and some of the other horn and wind section of the concert band What really impresses me with my daughter's determination and drive....she is severely asthmatic and has breathing issues. She chose the Alto Sax to overcome some of her breathing issues and play a fun instrument. She takes her inhaler with her everywhere and she takes medication daily for her asthma and has a nebulizer at home but she is fighting back through music. YAY!