Emily and Lydia decided to take Mr. Todd's primetime this year, but for some reason Lydia didn't end up with it. I never understood that, but Lydia ended up being ok with it so I didn't rock the boat and try to move her. As a result of the Primetime class, Emily participated in the winter concert this year. It was Mid-December 2016. She just played one song and she only played two notes on her trombone, but she was in it. Mr. Todd used some 8th graders to help with this particular band as there was not a tremendous amount of experience. So, Ryan and Emily ended up being on the stage at the same time. I was not fortunate enough to be able to get them in a picture together (on stage), but a picture of each one of them. I wondered, as I sat there watching them, if Emily realizes how good Ryan actually is. I don't know that Ryan realizes his potential either.
Emily is still undecided on band. She likes it, but it is not a strength. She didn't catch on quickly like her brother. Part of it is simply she doesn't get the playing time he did his first year, but part of it is there are other electives she wants to do a little more. Who knows, maybe she will spread her musical wings again sometime.