We are trying to be proactive and find out how to prepare for our oldest son’s first year in middle school. I still think that 5th grade is way too early to be in the same school along with 6th, 7th and 8th graders. And I shutter to think of how the bus ride will be in the mornings and afternoons with such a diverse group of kids. But 2 years ago the school board decided to take the 5th graders out of the elementary schools and include them with the current grades and there isn’t anything any of us can do, but prepare as much as possible and say a prayer I suppose.
Anyway we know that he will be in a music class and hopefully he will be good enough to be in their band. So we are looking around trying to find a student clarinet that we can find online. There really isn’t a wide variety of music stores around here. I don’t know what we would do if it weren’t for the Internet. I’ll have to ask my mother what she did back when we were all that age and played various musical instruments.