A Special Musical Number

Some of you may know that when I was in high school and the first couple of years of college I played the Marimba (think a xylophone on drugs.) Well, I purchased one many years ago (before I even had children. Sadly, it doesn’t get played often. But my oldest daughter, Riley, has started to play it the past couple of years. I love the sound of this beautiful instrument. I used to sit outside the practice rooms for hours listening to my friends practice. I love it on the rare instances when I can get Riley to practice. She had her Christmas concert at the middle school last week. I am very unhappy with the music program (or should I say lack of) at the school. I am hoping I can keep her playing until at least next year where she will have an amazing band instructor.

About a week and a half ago Riley and I played two songs for our church Christmas party. It is quite an ordeal to move the instrument, but it is such a rare treat to hear it, that we thought it would be fun to do a couple of pieces. I told her that if she signed up, I would also play a song. So she bit the bullet and signed us up. I had my husband record it on my phone, but the sound didn’t carry very well, so after Riley’s concert last week, I moved the marimba (normally it sits facing the wall with the mirror) and we recorded our own little concert. This took about 8 or 9 takes. Between us messing up and the two little girls screaming in the background we have quite the gag reel. LOL.
Anyway, here it is. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.  May your Holiday Season be a wonderful one.
Video Link: http://youtu.be/yhANyhhnt40


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14 thoughts on “A Special Musical Number

  1. Coleen

    Thank you both so much for sharing. What a beautiful instrument. I love how it is so unusual. Well done!
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Debbie

    LOVED this video of you and your daughter playing the Marimba! You have even *more* skills than the beautiful jewelry you make. Anyway, sweet video that touched my heart.

  3. Denny Diamond

    That was wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing–the music, your home and family, your life. May you continue to be blessed with such joys!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, peace, love, and good health for the New Year to come!
    Much love,


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