Sunday, July 5, 2009

From Strangers to Friends Forever

See this rag tag bunch of young people? The guy on the left if from PEI and Junior is beside him........
the guys playing vioin in this shot are from Ontario somewhere..........of course there was Danny Bondeduce..........and Mini Me all the way from down town Milner BC.

They all got together this week, some people were strangers and others were already fast friends. Music brought them here to BC and what a wonderful time was has by all at the 3 rd annual Reformed Music String Camp.

I made my contributions to the music making in the only way I can.......I fed people :) I fed them healthy and I fed them often. I hope it helped them keep up their energy! The music they made was just amazing but check it out for yourself........

We witnessed a grand metamorphosis of 50 young people that went from strangers to a well oiled orchestra in just 5 days! What an amazing transformation.....
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14 Responses to “From Strangers to Friends Forever”

Tootsie said...

how great is that! I remember band camp...(now I sound like a bad american pie character) was the funnest ever!!!
I hope you had a great weekend....looks like you all ate well anyways! you are super mom!

susan said...

I listened to the video and they sound professional! You are a great mom to feed them all and I am sure your kids appreciate it (or will one day :)

Liz said...

It is so great when you can be such a huge part in a young person's life. That will be a wonderful memory for them!

santamaker said...

Just love a good transformation!

Rosa said...

That was awesome!
They must have had a great time.
It was nice to hear and see Mr.D work as well. We miss him here. :)

Marie said...

Hello Tamara - thank you for sharing these photos and the wonderful ways in which you reached out to this very talented group of very talented young people!


Joyce said...

What an amazing fun time for these young musicians.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Band camp--- ahhhh the memories!!

Sound is great and it sounds like they have a great mom in you!

You should be proud.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Cass @ That Old House said...

I LOVE this transformation! Music can take young people a long way -- it is so wonderful for them. It's amazing how it can take a disparate group and make them a cohesive whole in just days -- plus, it's lovely to listen to.

I hope your son has many more wonderful experiences with music. My daughter Anne sings, and has been to Vienna, Prague, and Guam for choral competitions and performances. It's a wonderful way to build confidence, skills, and have a blast!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

That was phenomenal...loved listening to it! I've got kids that play too...nothing like creating music, eh?

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Tamara, It's so nice to meet you!
I really appreciate your kind visit. You're always welcome!

You have a wonderful blog.
I'll be back to visit againn soon.

Have a wonderful day.
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

That piece of music is absolutely gorgeous! I know it's used in a commercial but who wrote it? I need to get that on a cd!
Nice to see mr. D!!! I bet he was having a blast with all that talent in the room!
take care, Jurrina

Tamara Jansen said...

It's called Palladio and it was used by DeBeers for their diamond commercials. Can't remember the name of the composer right now.....I'll see what I can find out for you :)

Lori E said...

I loved the music and I can so relate to the Costco trip. I fed half a basketball team on a daily basis for a few years. I was the only at home mom so here they were.

I am just across the "new" bridge from you in Pitt Meadows.
The greenhouses take my breath away. I love being in them. My brother in law and his wife have commercial greenhouses in Sidney B.C. and I loved wandering through, not to mention all the basil I came home with.

Thanks for coming by. I hope to see you again.