We took him up to Harker Heights High School this morning at his designated time. Dozens of string-players were in various stages of tuning and rehearsing and the culminating sound was somewhat overwhelming. Trey got his violin tuned then sat to play through his song a few last times before seeing the judge.
When he was called in, he walked in with confidence and got ready to play. He had been told he could sit or stand during the competition and had chosen to rehearse while sitting down. The judge wouldn't allow that, explaining that concerts are always conducted standing up and he should learn to play standing. Gulp.
|Yes, I am THAT mom, taking photos through the door window!|
He recovered quickly and played his song very well. When he came out of the judge's room, his face was flushed and he said he felt like large birds were flapping inside his ribcage.
While we waited the results (I learned that a "1" is the best score meaning 'Superior' and a "2" is 'Excellent' and a "3" is -- in Trey's terms -- 'Needs Way More Work"), Trey nervously watched the 'runners' as they arrived with score sheets and wrote the new scores on the Results pages taped to the hallway wall.
|Trey peeking over the shoulder of the score runner.|
|Trey receives a score of "1" ... the highest you can get!|