The kids all did well at the recital. The kid with the most troubles seemed to be my daughter, the one who (again) switched her songs right before the performance without telling me. Silly. We have ten piano kids right now, and one little pre-music group. They played (most) of Jingle Bells on boomwhackers (plastic tubes tuned to a c scale.). The kids all enjoyed the treats after their performances, and definitely enjoyed playing together afterwards.
The kids have been earning stickers all year for songs passed off- Christmas songs have made a big difference in their tallies but no one had managed to reach the magical ten-sticker-mark to earn a big candy bar. One little girl reported last night, as her family was packing up, that she had one last song to pack up and she walked out the door with an XL Hershey bar. I can guarantee that her brother is going to be playing like a madman over break to come back and earn his bar!