End of an Era

High School graduation is in twenty days. She's understandably excited!

Last night was the final orchestra concert - perhaps of her life.

She started violin when she was just 4 or 5. I still remember her very first concert. She was so tiny, and the violin was even tinier. But, oh, she's worked very hard the last nine years; lots of hours of practice and self-discipline.

She's performed at: county fairs, pageants, concerts, more concerts, fiddle contests, church events, nursing homes, family gatherings. To perform, she's worn: cowboy boots and hats, formal attire, street clothes, Sunday best, and orchestra black and white.

Last night two emotions ran high in the Fisher family:

1. her mom was very teary-eyed realizing this was her daughter's last concert.

2. her 16 year-old twin brothers were giving each other jubilant high fives realizing this was the last orchestra concert they would have to attend.

She looked beautiful in orchestra black/white with her shimmery eye shadow above her startling blue eyes and her long brown hair.

Yes, it was the end of a wonderful era....

Thanks, Janessa, for the musical memories to last a lifetime!

If you'd like to hear portions of the final number Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, you can find it



Lauralee said...

I don't understand why it is the final concert "of her life." Can't she play in university or the community or even professionally? There is a part of this puzzle missing in my mind. No matter what the reason, it is a wonderful accomplishment and she is a lovely young woman!

Ms Fish said...

I'm so glad you were there. Thank you for this beautiful tribute and for capturing it with words, pixels and video!

You are a marvelously supportive mother and grandmother. Thank you! I love you.

Janessa said...

Thank you grandma. This was such a fun night, and I am so grateful you were home to share it with me. =) Thank you for all of your support. I love you sooo much! :)