Yesterday afternoon the boys played in the Musical Expressions piano recital at North Central College in downtown Naperville. All the students played very well. It will come as no surprise to anyone that Carolyn and I were most proud of our own kids.

Below is the piece Cody played, "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" (music by Leon Jessel in 1905, lyrics added by Ballard MacDonald in 1922 source.)

I think most people will recognize the piece that Bailey played. (Music composed in 1966 Albert Hague, lyrics by Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Fun fact: the singing was originally attributed to late great actor Boris Karloff but it was actually performed by Thurl Ravencroft since, ya know. Boris Karloff couldn't sing! source

John P. Needham
December 16, 2012
6:50AM Central Time
Aurora, IL