Today I took O7 to her gymnastics class and DH took S8 to her violin audition. (They call it an “audition” but it’s basically a recital for three judges.) S8 had one judge who was new and particularly critical, and ended up getting Excellent instead of Superior. But she played well and was pleased with her performance, which is what counts. She also took the music theory test and scored a Superior (A) for her level, Level 2. Most exciting, she says, is that this is the last time she had to play her violin. She is dropping it to study piano exclusively.