These videos are small excerpts from the Veterans Day assembly at Mac's school. The assembly was quite impressive. In addition to the eloquent guest speaker, a retired marine, there were also performances by the BHS North choir, the middle school band, and orchestra, as well as a vocal solo and trumpet solo. It was a lovely way to honor the men and women who have served in our nation's military, both past and present.
Of the patriotic pieces that the orchestra played, Mac asked me to post the pieces, Marines' Hymn, Caisson Song, and Fields of Glory. I also chose to post the piece America the Beautiful followed by God Bless America, because it includes a beautiful cello solo of Mac's friend, Gabe.
However, I am disappointed in the quality of the video and am sure that it has to do with my poor video recording skills. I am still learning how to use the camera correctly. It was a generous hand-me-down from my sister that came without the user manual. I wanted to share the video anyway so that the grandparents could get a small glimpse of Mac's concerts since they haven't been able to attend one yet. It is hard to spot Mac but he is sitting first chair violin, to the left of the conductor. Also keep in mind that this is in the school gym, during an assembly so the setting and acoustics are not ideal.