Monday, June 30, 2008

One Time At Band Camp.......

Here's a brief recap of Jordan's Band Camp...ahhheeemmm....Percussion Camp.

Sunday: Get there, check in, auditions, unpack, walk around campus, go back to room, stall...stall...stall.....leave.....cry.....(me - not Jordan - did you read the monitor story below?)

Jordan calls us after his dorm orientation, and all I remember from that conversation is, "We have to wear flip flops everywhere, even the showers, because someone had Staph last week."


Now, I've left my child many hours away in a Staph infected dorm room. Mother of the Year Award, here I come. I'll be available for speaking engagements in the Fall.

Oh, one more part of that conversation I remember went something like this:

Jordan: And we get to order pizza and Chinese food and have it delivered to our rooms (in his most super duper excited voice).
Mom: You know you have to pay for that, right?
Jordan: We do?
Mom: Uhhh, yeah.
Jordan: Oh (fantasies of uninterrupted flow of food deliveries crushed)

Mom thoughts: Okay, Jordan seems to be a little confused about where he's at. He seems to believe that he is at an all-inclusive resort instead of band camp...sorry...PERCUSSION CAMP. For some, the Staph talk would have been a dead give away.

Alright, things start looking up by Monday. He was already learning so much and started making friends. He was even invited to eat lunch with some of the high school kids. Go Jordan! He also visited the "store" and picked up some percussion lover's goodies.

The rest of the week went pretty smoothly, aside from the fire alarm sounding while Jordan was in the shower. Luckily, it was just a false alarm.

The days were filled with lessons from very talented and qualified musicians. They had concerts every evening. He even managed to squeeze in sending a letter to his sister, which absolutely made her day. Typically, she creates her own "mail", runs it out to the mail box, waits a few seconds, runs back out to the mail box, and retrieves her "mail". She was ecstatic to have a special letter from her brother. She was definitely missing him.

So, we were all very excited and anxious to pick him up on Friday. They performed a concert, and he played Timpani. He did awesome. I'll post the video later. Overall, it was a fabulous experience for him. It gave me just a glimpse of what's to come in a few very short years.

I wonder if they make monitors for that???

1 comment:

Aimee said...

So great Sammi! Love the part about the staph!