Talent Night Rehearsal
June is a hectic month for Ethan. After 8 months since starting his drum lessons, he sat for his Trinity Grade 2 Drum Exam earlier this month and coming end of this month, he will be performing in the first ever Talent Night organised by his drum school, Piano Station.
They had a full dress rehearsal last Saturday at Sunway Mas Community Centre. I was told it was a full-dressed rehearsal but I see performers coming with singlets and slippers! >_<
We arrived slightly earlier than 7.30pm and the performers were then arranged to be seated at a special corner away from their parents. That arrangement itself took up quite some time so I know the show will start later than scheduled. When I look at the seating arrangement, Ethan was seated at the last row and I can foresee that his band will be the last performing band for the night. I was already worried then as I know it will take another 2 hours or more before it will be his turn to perform but I wait to see how it goes.
Ethan was very independent, happily seated there with his new found friends without us. That was his first time meeting the rest of the students/performers as they don’t get to see each other during normal lessons as their lessons are all conducted on a one-to-one basis.
2 hours come and go and it was already past 10pm. Ethan was fighting off drowsiness as he usually goes to bed latest by 9.30pm. I guess they’ve overlooked the fact that Ethan was one of the youngest performers there yet they scheduled his band to perform right at the very end of the night. It is quite impossible to make a soon to be 6 year old sit through the entire night before he finally gets to perform while the older ones are all done with their act.
Nevertheless, Ethan persevered and kept on waiting and yawning the night away. One of the guitarist from his band who is 12 years old left before the act though :(
Finally around 10.15pm, it was finally their turn to go on stage.
Ethan’s drum teacher, Encik Mazlan helping to adjust the drum for Ethan. That mini drum set was brought up stage specially for Ethan. No other drummers play on that drum set except Ethan. His teacher wanted him to play on the mini drum set.
Can you spot the little drummer boy right smack in the middle?
Ethan begin the set with a drum solo performance and then with the rest of the band they performed Maroon 5’s She Will Be Loved. They played well considering that they’ve never got the entire band together to jam together to this song.
They played to this audience, the performers’ parents! Hehe!
Anyway, Ethan said he had fun. I can see that he was really excited as he really loves performing. It was a very good experience though I really wish that they had arranged his slot differently but what can we do as to make any show a success, it requires a whole lot of teamwork and here, it is crucial to instill patience and cooperation in Ethan.
He knocked out immediately upon entering the car and refused to wake up upon reaching home so we let him sleep like that. Our Man of Steel is defeated :P
The actual Talent Night will be on the 29th and Ethan is already looking forward to it again :)
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