Tuesday, August 22, 2006
It may be coming soon for me. I just bought Martha a clarinet on eBay; she's in beginning Band now and says she wants to play the clarinet. Renting it would cost twenty-five bucks a month, which we just don't have. The one I just bought for her isn't going to set the world on fire, but I'm hoping it will be a decent enough student model to carry her through junior high and/or high school Band.
This also means that we get to listen to the squeaks and squawks and honks and wheezes of a beginning Band student. I can't believe my own parents put up with my oboe-playing in those early days; it had to be a terribly grating experience.