Wordless Wednesday: 'An American Elegy' for Sandy Hook

My daughter's friend Vince arranged 'An American Elegy' for the Nonnewaug High School band in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook School on December 14 last year. The kids performed it last night at the spring concert.  Before he conducted, Vince explained to us that Dec. 14 was a time there were no words, when music alone could capture feeling for him.  Everything about this performance is student-led.  Another student--a clarinetist--created the slide show that is part of the presentation.

(Some folks say education asks too much of the tax payer.  Maybe.  I would ask the complainers out there to listen to this and consider the return on their investment.  Here is pure heart.  Tax payers didn't buy that, but they made it possible.)

Please listen and watch and be grateful you walk this earth.

Wordless Wednesday

Comments

  1. Well said and shown, dear Sandy




    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Yes, this time the music is good substitute for the words to convey the feelings!

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  3. stirs the soul. bless those kids.

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  4. Thank you for this, Sandy!!!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing that.

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  6. Beautiful, young people today continually amaze me witth their talent and their heart.

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  7. It was a sad incident. I also look at the abc news, tears flowed.
    God bless us, etc. of these children.
    From Japan.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

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  8. Goes to show that the best things in life is free.
    That was a horrible tragedy.
    Kids need to feel safe. I wonder how many who go to school now will feel that way.

    Life is becoming so you always have to look over your shoulder.

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  9. Thank you Sandy. The slide show is so sad, but the music gives me hope.

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  10. Oh, Sandy. I can imagine the tears that flowed in that auditorium. There are some here on my keyboard. Thank you for sharing. Everyone should see this.

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  11. Anonymous1:12 PM

    That was lovely Sandy, thanks for sharing it:)

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