Cadence has really done well here in California. She was surprised (though I was not) that she tested into Intermediate band skipping beginning band completely. The repertoire was a lot more difficult than what she was used to in Virginia, but she picked it up really quickly.
After only playing with the band for 10 days, she got to play her oboe in the winter band concert & she did an amazing job. They played a few songs, including the "Back to the Future" theme song which was a BLAST for her.
She was also pretty excited to wear an actual band uniform. She looked great & sounded amazing. She makes me SO proud.