Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Second Chair!!

I didn't want to write anything today. I was worried I'd be incoherent, I'm so excited. If I wrote this how I've been talking to people today, MY BLOG WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our conductor just posted the chairs for our orchestra. And the results are (drum roll) I'm second chair! Which is a big move up from ninth chair, or seventh of the second violins like I was last year.

For those of you who aren't in an orchestra and have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a summary. In an orchestra the violins are divided are divided into two sections, the first violins and the second violins. The first violins tend to be the better ones. Within each section there are chairs; first chair is the best, second chair is second best, and so on. I am now 2nd chair first violin. (Smothering an 'eek' here.) So that's the second best out of about twenty-five violins.

I love the violin. I thinks it's a very regal instrument when you need it to be, but put on some country music and you've got yourself a fiddle.

(To answer some questions...) Besides the violin, I play the piano and can get by on viola if I need to.

Learning guitar is right up there on my list of things to do before I die. And hopefully I can do that sooner rather than later. Guitar is such a nice instrument, because you can sing and play and it gives you a perfect harmony. But you can also play all fancy-like, and then the guitar takes center stage.

Oh, music. It's synonymous with my life.

Peace on Earth......or maybe just in my house???


  1. You're a violinist? That is so splendidly fantastic! Congratulations on your... promotion is the best word I can think of.


  2. I LOVE violin, but its probably too late to learn and I don't have time enough what with flute, keyboard and guitar :) I LOVE playing in an orchestra (though I've not done it for years) its the most incredible feeling when the music comes together. Transcendence.