thinks her baby's blackest!
On Monday night, we went to see Max perform with the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra at Provo's Covey Center for the Arts.
This is the third year he's played with UVYSO. The first year, he was in the Sinfonia, the second year he played in the Youth Symphony, and this year he auditioned for and was admitted to the most advanced group, the Philharmonia.
It's interesting – when the Sinfonia plays, I find myself thinking, "hey, they're pretty good!" Then when the Youth Symphony plays, there's a big jump in their ability. But when the Philharmonia takes the stage, they blow you away.
I was thrilled for Max when he made the Philharmonia. But listening to them play, I was even more thrilled for him. It must be so much fun to play with a group that is so great!
Marc's parents came to the concert. They are so good to support the kids in their activities, and they always bring a card as well.
We went to The Chocolate afterwards to get some cake. (I got red velvet, but wished I had stuck with their vanilla, which I know is really good. Max helped me out.)
Also, Max brought home his first report card since he started high school. 4.0. I'm a proud mama!