This first picture has Colin being introduced by Mr. Neves, his orchestra teacher. Colin was asked, with only a couple weeks' notice, to accompany the jazz band on the piano. Colin worked hard at it, and Mrs. Mathews spent extra time helping him get them down. And he did awesome! I was so proud of him. Proud that he'd accept the challenge, and proud that he worked hard to get the songs down.
Then Colin performed with the orchestra. They played a few songs, one of which was funny. Something about demented aliens (Colin will likely tell me I'm wrong, they were something else). They'd scream at different points throughout the song. It's a wonderful thing, this opportunity to be this boy's mother and see him learn all these new things that I don't know how to do. And he does them so well!