Monday, February 28, 2005

And the winner is...

On Saturday Jonathan participated in the Rockford Mendelssohn Club's annual Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition. He's been practicing for months (nearly a year) for this competition, but knowing who he was going up against he didn't expect to get anything higher than 5th, or maybe 4th place. Well, Saturday night he got a call saying that he took 3rd place in the senior division!! YEAH! We all felt that the news called for a celebration, so we had Jeremy, Sara & Caroline over and had banana splits! The picture above is of Jonathan and his teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Bendorf.

The two pieces that Jonathan performed for the competition were Beethoven's Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, and Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Minor. He has literally shaken the house practicing these two pieces! In fact he's broken a key on our piano twice in the last month or so, and has been startled out of his concentration during practice by vases and such falling off the piano top onto him! We're becoming more careful with our decor. Oh, and we'd REALLY like a better piano. If you know anyone giving away a high quality grand piano, let us know!


Anonymous said...

Congrats Jonathan.....a spectacular achievement!

So, when will your CD be released? :)

Justin Kelly

Ryan Kelly said...

Um, how did my brother beat me to this post???????? lol

Congratulations, Jonathan on winning this competition. Keep your resumé current, and include these types of honors/awards, even if they are not realted to the "field" in which you are applying for a job. Folks want to know what makes you tick, what are your interests, and your dedication levels.

OH, and if anyone knows of TWO families giving away a good piano, send the first one to the Erbers. Then, the second one to me


Anthony Richard Huber said...

Congratulations Jonathan.

Anthony Huber