Friday, September 07, 2007

PHOTO HUNTERS #14 MUSIC


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I wasn't sure what I would post for this this week's theme since I am not musically inclined although I had years of piano lessons as a child and am a current member of my church bell choir.

I found an old photo of a small banner I designed for our bell choir. . . that reminds me that I should try to get another photo since this one is all catawampus!


Our town has a park called Esther Short Park and a part of it is called Propestra Square after the donor of the bell tower seen below. It is a beautiful piece of art also because it depicts the story of the salmon runs and the Chinook Indians in our area when Vancouver was first discovered 150 years ago. The bells play musically 4 times a day at 9:00, 12:00, 3:00 and 6:00. At this time, a panel also opens and the story of the Chinook Indians is demonstrated by a recording of a story and 3-dimensional art work panels. It is all set to music of the bells.


When I taught preschool, I had a TA that was learning to play bells and she had a small personal set that she used to teach a lesson to my children in small groups. This is only part of them.


I had a small class of just 5 Kindergarteners when a new Lutheran school opened. We performed a song called "On Eagles Wings" for the church one Sunday during Lutheran School's Week.


Here, the same class performed it for their grandparents at a special TEA we sponsored to celebrate our grandparents.

99 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Great photos for this week's theme. Happy weekend

Sue said...

These are great! Happy photo hunting .. :)

ellen b said...

Wonderful music photos..
blessings...

eastcoastlife said...

Great photos for this week's theme. The 5 kids you taught are so lucky as they can get your full attention compared to a class of 20 or more students.

Sabine said...

So great pictures! I love the needlework on that banner.

Happy Weekend!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Those are all beautiful photos. I love watching children perform. I also really liked the banner you made. Very artistic. Have a good weekend.

mar said...

awww, just wonderful pics for the theme!

Lana G! said...

Those kids are too cute. Great pics.

Dana said...

Very cool photos!

tegdirb92 said...

great photos for this week! Awesome.

Carver said...

Great post and thanks for taking me back down my own memory lane to bell choir. I was in a bell choir in elementary school. I love all of your photos for the theme.

SabineM said...

Nothing better then children singing!
Though I love a good bell tower music!
Nice takes on the theme!

pat said...

Wow - loads of great choices for this week!

Happy Weekend.

Feathers a/k/a Thriftin' Gal said...

Those are lovely photos and a great story - have a wonderful weekend!

You're invited to come visit me at: Junk In My Trunk

hana said...

very nice post. thanks for sharing and the pictures were also great.

Liz said...

Great photos. I love to hear church bells pealing.

farmingfriends said...

Lovely photos. I love the banner cloth you made. Sara from farmingfriends

Incog & Nito said...

Great photos - music is a great theme as it can really be interpreted in so many different ways. Your choices are wonderfu. Enjoy your weekend.

Bonggamom said...

I love bells! I used to sing at the Stanford Catholic Choir and we also had a smaller bell choir. I loved it when the bell choir performed.

BlurMommy said...

Ooo.. I like your banner! Great photos. Have a great weekend!

TeacherJulie said...

Nothing greater than to hear children sing, like little angels. I love watching children perform on stage.

Great weekend to you!

Trinity said...

creative! this is the first time I am here and I am stunned with your header!

Yen said...

WOW! Such beautiful photos! nice entries this week:) Mine's up as well!

archie FCD said...

I love bells. Little ones, giant ones , tubular ones. They make such wonderful music.

Rach said...

great pics for the theme! have a great weekend :-)

Huey said...

Ooo! So many great photos to for this week's theme! Happy weekend! :)

Woodlandmama said...

Good choices. Kids and music are great.

Siani said...

That's a lovely collection for this week's theme. Have a great weekend.

Caroline said...

You've got plenty of music photos. Good choices.

Angelo said...

Great photos for music! Happy Hunting :)

Barbara H. said...

All great musically related photos!

maiylah said...

great photos!
nice banner, and love the kid shots, too ... :)
happy hunting!

Expat Traveler said...

how special, great hunting job you've done. :) thanks for visiting.

Angela said...

I love playing the bells! Those children look wonderful making music together.

WFM said...

Wow - you really nailed this category of music!

Nap Warden said...

Great pics!

Raquel said...

These photos are great. I like the t-shirt designed.

Nap Warden said...

Sweet photos!

Drew said...

Great photos for the theme this week. I really like them, the kids are so cute. Thanks for visiting.

meeyauw said...

I was in a bell choir! I loved doing that. I enjoyed your history and the connections you made with all of your great photos.

ipanema said...

love the banner and the bells of your TA. :)

Moe said...

Great photos and good info to go along with them :)

Dragonheart said...

You did a wonderful job with the banner! It is lovely. :) Great collection of music photos. :)

Wilson said...

Great photos for this weeks theme!...

everydayhealy said...

i taught in nursery before too. I always feel that children not only dance with music, they dance with their heart too. All their emotional will clearly show when they dance. :)

Nice pick! I like them all, even the first photo. Kind of creative! :)

Lynn said...

I love watching programs showcasing talents of the children. They are just so fun to watch.

Bengbeng said...

great photos..i can feel yr love for the children

LouYea said...

I bet the would be a wonderful time to with those kid.

Janet said...

how awesome that you incorporated grandparent's day into your entry! Thanks for visiting me!

alpha said...

these photos are great.. the kids are adorable.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Those 5 kids seem to have done their job well. Thanks to you.
Thanks for the visit.

Ritsumei said...

Bells.... what fun. Thanks for stopping by!

LoveMyStarr said...

Our church has a hand bell choir that plays a couple of times a year. That is so neat what you are doing with the kids. How fun!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow this is a great collection of music photos! Love the kids singing.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

YTSL said...

For someone who wasn't sure what she would post, you sure came up with a lot of fitting photos! :)

raymond pert said...

Indeed, these children are very fortunate to have had such a tactile experience with music, holding the weight of the bells in their hands and feeling the power of the music they can make together.

alisonwonderland said...

those are all terrific "musical" photos! i've only heard a bit of a bell choir, but i was amazed!

happy saturday!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Great shots for this week! I love the kids with the bells. So cute!

JC said...

What a terrific series of photo's. Kids performing is always a treat to view and teaching them must be such a joy. Your banner is impressive!

- Linz - said...

i included captions! thanks for your comment and great photos too! :)

mousey said...

great pictures! thanks for sharing them

Mom Unplugged said...

I love bell choirs! Great idea for the theme "music!"

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely photos. Hearing children sing and play musical instruments create joy in the hearts of many.

Mama Bear June said...

Great photos! Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)
Photo Hunters

Simple Journeys said...

What a beautiful banner! I love to hear bell choirs!

Shirley said...

I love church bell choirs. Fun shots.

Teena said...

Great pix for the them!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

T N C h i c k said...

I love the church banner. I actually took pictures of some for a previous hunt and can't even remember which one.

Tara said...

The banner is beautiful and the kids are precious!

Thanks for the visit!

Tara

Nancy said...

Wonderful photos for this week's theme! I bet you love teaching young children.

Have a great weekend.

Claude said...

Lovely photos for the theme

Pumpkin Pie said...

Great photos for current theme!

Larry said...

also had trouble as I'm not at all musically inclined -- so did shameless promotion for my friend's daughter CD LOL
You came up with a wonderful set of musically themed photos.

Linda said...

Thank you for stopping by and for your great thoughts on growing older - at least number wise!

Love the pictures and I absolutely love bell choirs; I think the music is just beautiful - beautiful!!

Katya said...

Well, you have lots of wonderful music pictures!! I love that bell tower. It sounds like it would be an interesting place to visit!!!

Kucing Mafia said...

Nice photo capture

roman said...

Great entries for the theme, the kids look adorable and have a very focused look on them.
:)
Thank you for visiting.
:)

Sue said...

Great photos!

Lori V. said...

I LOVE the shot of the belltower in Propestra Square; that is a beautiful piece! And great job on the design of that banner; it is lovely too. Did you sew it as well?

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Paulie,
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am away from home at my daughter's. I have my laptop here and posted on Thursday but then we left for Nashville on Friday morning and I didn't take it. We attended a Christian Women's Conference with 23,000 others. We just returned to her house a few minutes ago. I will catch up on your earlier posts tomorrow. I wanted to do a Photo Hunter's post early but didn't come up with anything. I love the Bell Tower, it would be wonderful to hear those. There were some that rang in the morning while I was visiting my son's last month.
Mama Bear

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Wonderful shots! The kids are so cute and the clock tower looks amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

Hind's Feet said...

Fun photos. I was also in a bell choir, for about 8 years. I really enjoyed that time.
Thanks for stopping by my site to see my photos.
Blessings, Kim

Queen Of My Domain said...

I'm like you and not that musically inclined but you came up with some wonderful photos.

Goofy Girl said...

Wow, you're got a lot of comments :)

I love the pics of the kids signing, that is so cute. I also like your banners, love the sparkle!

Randy said...

Great story and photos for this theme. Thanks for visiting Ethos and my photo.

Randy

MamaArcher said...

very pretty banner, i love bell choirs.

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

What a beautiful banner. Sweet photos of the children.
Thanks for visting my blog.
http://www.ageorgiaangel.com/blog/?p=110

Patricia said...

I love bell choirs, and what a beautiful banner that you designed. Very creative, Paulie. Thanks for visiting Pollywog Creek.

Shabem said...

You shared really wonderful photos. The kids are so adorable!
Thanks for droppin' by.

changeiam said...

The only musical instrument I was forced to play in school was the flute and the triangle both of which failed to interest me to being musically inclined :) Here's my music

marlster said...

beautiful photos!

children performing are really a joy to watch, and it would be more satisfying if you're involved in the preparation of the performance.

tiny london said...

Great selection. This is such a cool theme!

Chris said...

Sorry to be so late. Lovely photos, as always.

A. said...

Great photos! My favourite has to be the banner, I think it's lovely.

Queen Of My Domain said...

Love all the photos you chose. The banner is beautiful and I love the sounds of a bell choir.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather said...

Great photos. Yes there are A LOT of entries in photo hunt now and it is hard to remember which one has been through. I thought I had stopped at yours but didn't. Glad I did now.

jmb said...

I'm comment number 97. I am impressed.
This is a very interesting story to go with your music photos.
The banner is beautiful, the idea of a bell choir wonderful and I loved the photos of the children.
Thanks for visiting Paulie.
regards
jmb

Katney said...

Oh, Pulie, I was just cruisin' along till you mentioned On Eagle's Wings. That song makes me cry. And the kids did it? Double tears.

Denise said...

Great photos! Thanks for stopping by, sorry I'm so slow posting this week!