Rhythm Like A Junior High Band

Woohoo! It’s Friday! I’ve got a fun-filled weekend ahead and hope you do too! 

It’s FMF time again. This week’s prompt is Rhythm.

Photo credit: Nic’s events (Creative Commons)


Have you ever been to a junior high band concert? If you’re not a parent of one of those precious musicians (and sometimes even if you are), they can be brutal to sit through. The average junior higher is not a skilled musician – probably using the term musician is stretching things a bit.

It’s rough on the ears.

Rhythm is a tricky thing, one person out of step can easily through everything off.

Sometimes life is like that. We get out of rhythm and feel ourselves bungling around for awhile. Things don’t fall into place like they used to or should Our rhythm is off.

Now a talented musician gets even better with rhythm and can get skilled at syncopation. So with growth in our personal lives. We get better at being out of step with the norm and stretching ourselves to grow, despite whatever rhythm is playing around us.


Aaaand, that’s time. I’m kind of hating not being able to correct a few typos in there, but I’m trying to be real and honest with the project. So there it is. :}

You can read more of this week’s Five Minute Friday posts here – Rhythm.

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  1. Love this! So many times life does get out of rhythm, and it’s being able to make something out of the syncopated steps that show how willing we are to grow and change. 🙂

    • Both musically and in life, syncopation is a great thing if we can learn to work with it rather than fight it. Thanks for joining in FMF!

  2. As a mom who sat through many of those middle school concerts, I say a hearty “AMEN!” 😉 Visiting from FMF.

    • Love it! I was a music major in college and had to sit through several in connection with my student teaching. Fond memories. 😀

  3. Great post! Thank you for sharing on FMF!

  4. Jan Dodge

     /  June 29, 2013

    Neat thoughts in your rhythm post on your blog!!!! It caught my eye, since I’m a retired music teacher…Those squeaky jr. high musicians learn great skills, usually have a lot of fun, develop an appreciation for music and beauty, perform community service AND some go on to be professional musicians and music teachers!!!! Blog on!!!! J. Dodge, Belfast, Maine & : )


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