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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pomp and Circumstance

Yesterday my son Joe graduated from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, and he made the Dean’s List. What a thrill to see him cross that stage in his regalia!


From the time he won first place in a piano competition at the age of five, we’ve known he was musically gifted. He moved on to the trumpet and played in his school band. After high school he taught himself to play the bass and auditioned for admission to VIU, which culminated in yesterday’s achievement.

There isn’t a prouder mom on the planet!

Until next time,
Lee

8 comments:

MaryF said...

Congratulations, Joe!

And Lee, too! :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations, Lee and Joe--at age five!!!!yikes, my four year old grandkids can't play anything yet!!! I guess we can't all be gifted.
Marion

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, Mary!

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, Marion! I believe everyone has a special gift. Your grandchildren have plenty of time to discover theirs.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your son, Lee. And to you and your husband for the support that got him there.

Sheryll

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks, Sheryll! It was a very special day and we couldn't be prouder!

Gillian Layne said...

Lee, how wonderful! What a joyous talent to have and be able to share with the world.

Lee McKenzie said...

Hi, Gillian. I never learned to play a musical instrument, and sheet music is like a foreign language to me. I'm in awe of the talent and dedication needed to master this field.