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Making Music With My Son

Last night, I decided to take out the saxophone for a little bit.  Back in junior high and high school, I used to play it quite a bit.  I loved the fact that I could make music and express myself through this instrument.  I loved playing in several jazz groups, concert bands, marching bands, pit bands, and even all-state bands.

A couple of years ago, I took lessons again to see if I could get back into playing shape.  To some degree it worked.  I relearned a few things, and I was able to get my lip back into playing shape.

Getting back to last night, my son has been working on a few pieces for us to play together.  Isaac has a real gift; his ear for music is incredible.  He enjoys playing the trumpet.  And his piano skills are really coming along.  Last night, we jammed to two songs, Going Home and Tequilla Sunrise.  It was so much fun to play with him.  We both have some work to do before we’re ready to take our show on the road, but it is so much fun to play together.

Today, I’m thanking God for this gift of music.

Psalm 150

1 Praise the LORD.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD.


November 5, 2010 - Posted by | family, parenting, recreation, saxophone, thankful, thoughts


  1. Thanks, Jon. I heard the video that Dad took during the live concert. You and Isaac are awesome. Hugs. Love ya. Mother

    Comment by Janet Lomicka | November 6, 2010 | Reply

  2. Jon, I loved this one! I enjoyed hearing you and Isaac play together when we were visiting. Wish I could hear more of you playing together. The years we went to your’s, David’s and Erik’s concerts, etc. brought a lot of joy to my heart.
    I know my Grandma Ronngren, your Grandma and Grandpa Miller,
    Grandma and Grandpa Stolpe and your Dad would love hearing you play, too. When I think of growing up, I think of the joy music brought in so many ways and different places in my life.

    I’m so glad that Leanne’s family is also very musical. What pride comes when I hear my Grandchildren play their instruments or sing. I will never grow tired of hearing my sons gifts of music, as well.

    I love you, Jon!


    Comment by Mom | November 8, 2010 | Reply

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