This is MBD and her friend Joumana getting ready to play Beethoven’s 9th and another song called “Rock to the Max, Mr. Sax.” Last night was an arts festival called “Stella Alive” that featured all sorts of artistic performances and galleries of creations by the students. The Year 7 Junior Band is comprised entirely of girls who had no experience with a musical instrument but nonetheless selected one and learned how to play it in just a few months. I was up front with the Mums, taking photos. (MBW was on the way back from Melbourne where she watched a rock concert by Pink.) Very strange to see my little girl up there playing her flute in concert! But I’m so proud of her….