Wednesday, February 25, 2009
In the list of accomplishments by members of the Erber family, another line has been added. Last Saturday was an annual music performance competition hosted by the Mendelssohn Club in which various Erbers have competed on various instruments in various years. This year, Joanna was the only Erber represented. Her category - Senior Strings; her instrument - the violin.
Now before announcing where she placed in the competition, I must make these notes about the last two months:
1. She had 10 days almost entirely off of practicing while we traveled to Texas for the SAICFF in early January.
2. She had another 10 days off of practicing after spraining and partially dislocating her shoulder in a sledding accident.
3. She cut the fingertip of a finger important to violin playing just a couple of weeks before the competition.
4. And she was one of the youngest ones in her division of the competition.
This brings us to last Saturday and the competition where Joanna took Honorable Mention in her division!! Many, many thanks to her teacher, Mrs. Chodorowski, for all the work she put into Joanna in this past year! And, of course, congratulations to Joanna for sticking with it, and practicing hard - and practicing especially hard here at the end with all those set backs! You sounded great!