(Note to self: stop wearing hearing aids to band concerts.)
The members wore black, as usual, except, to celebrate their last concert the seniors were permitted to wear any reasonable thing they wished to. The girls wore pretty dresses, Hamilton wore his blue shirt. There’s not much to say about men’s outfits.
The only newsworthy item of the event is Emily’s haircut. It’s moved her from school girl to young woman. My tin ear was not impressed by the music, and the point of the evening seemed to be recognizing the seniors, and distributing tokens of appreciation for jobs well done to everyone, and especially the departing seniors. They were honored last, and the affair became quite raucous.
Emily's haircut; girls in pretty dresses
Hamilton, even farther away
Taken with cell phone on close up and held high over my head
Not too bad
A booklet of all senior’s pictures with short statements of their aspirations was my highlight. I laughed out loud early on, and then took great pains to contain my amusement as required. Highlights of mostly the amusing follow. All these youngsters have been accepted to a college and most have a string of scholarships.
Michael: Upon graduation I wish to be a Pharmacist and participate in Doctors without Borders program to distribute medication to the less fortunate in Latin America. (He probably will.)
Zach: Plans to become an overweight P.E. teacher who can’t even do a push-up, who makes his students run laps while he rides a golf cart around the field.
Reagan: The Peace Corps, then work in a hospital, and after that field work for the U.N. (I’d bet on her, too.)
Abby: Plans to graduate from Ohio State, move to Tybee Island with her two best friends and become a successful emergency room physicians assistant. After saving his life she will then fall madly in love with Indians outfielder, Michael Brantley. They will have three beautiful children and live in the tropics with their many dogs.
Brian: After college, plans to travel Southeast Asia to be trained in various forms of martial arts by the League of Shadows leader. He then plans to return to Gotham and be the hero they deserve and spend the rest of his days fighting crime.
Samantha: to find a successful career that makes a lot of money so I can travel the world and visit all 7 continents. Then eventually settle down in a warm climate, become a beach bum with my husband, 3 kids and Dalmatian. Playing my flute on the street corner at night for some extra spending money.
Caroline: After graduating will spend a few years married to each member of One Direction and possibly one or two of the Franco brothers, after which she intends to use the alimony to travel the world fighting crime and leading feminism revival movements while living in a tree to protest deforestation.
Joseph: After college will travel deep into the Amazon to find himself and return to a changed society where he will be alone, soon to return to the Amazonian people where he will then be made their chief and live out his life in peace.
Betsy: Finally getting my Hogwarts Letter in the mail, watching Leonardo DiCaprio earn his Oscar, going on a quest to find Waldo, and becoming a Pokémon master.
Calvin: I want to go into space at least once.
Bobby: Graduate college with a degree in Digital Arts and Animation, go on to becoming a Walt Disney Imagineer, and last retire and work as a monorail operator at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Marisa: Become an Intervention Specialist and marry a doctor/lawyer/CEO and have a few beautiful babies. If that doesn't work out I’m opening a paint-a-plate store with my friend Heather.