First I want to say that the Suzuki concert last night was so great. We were so proud to see our little guy on stage without any hesitation whatsoever. For weeks we have been preparing for this and I just loved seeing him excited and proud to perform. The concert was all of the lower primary grades from the school's two campuses - the one that Kaneu attends and then also the Kensington campus. The two campuses had never practiced together, nor had they ever practiced outside of the schools - regardless, the kids did an incredible job. We were so impressed!
So, as I said - for weeks we have been preparing for this. I have been in multiple PTA meetings where we have talked about the details of this event - all the while the location had been referred to as "Westminster" ... so I just assumed it was Westminster Abbey. I am not really one to pay attention to details, though I am very detail oriented with some things. I guess that the actual location of the concert was one of those details that I somehow overlooked or just assumed I knew. Side note - we get inundated with school newsletters and emails and notes and it's all a bit much to keep up with ... ok, do I really need to continue making excuses for myself? You get the point. Thankfully when we got off of the tube at Westminster we ran into a several families making their way to the concert. Brian was leading the pack and when we got to the intersection for Westminster Abbey one of the moms mentioned that we needed to keep walking because we were going to the other side, to Westminster Hall. Ummmm. What??? Brian and I just laughed. And laughed. And then laughed some more. Thankfully we ran into the group!! Can you imagine if we hadn't?? Westminster Hall, which is just across the street from Westminster Abbey, proved to be a lovely venue for the concert. The only downside was that the school lost three instruments yesterday while transporting them to the Hall - and Kaneu's cello was one of them. I really tried to not let this get the best of me but I was disappointed for him. He and the students on either side of him took turns throughout the concert. He had a great time, which is what is most important.