Monday, November 30, 2009

The Stringed Quartet

I began playing the Viola in 6th grade and played until my sophomore year in college. My, how I miss those days. I participated in various orchestra activities including several quartets. This is a photo of a quartet comprised of (left to right) Arnaz, who played cello; Mrs. Jeraldine Herbinson, my first string teacher on violin; Me (Drusilla) on Viola; and Cathy, on violin.

Arnaz, Cathy, and I were in high school (between 1978 and 1981) during the time of this quartet. Cathy and I met in 7th grade and after that time attended the same schools; Arnaz attended another school in our city, but we would see him in city wide orchestra activities, or events such as this, when we played as a quartet. Although Mrs. Herbinson was our (Cathy and I) string teacher from elemementary school, we still saw her throughout our school days at orchestra activities and events such as the day we played in this quartet. Mrs. Herbinson was probably Arnaz's string teacher sometime during his school days, but I do not know for sure.

I believe that we played at a local church on the day that this photo was taken.

4 comments:

Renate said...

This world is just TOO small! I can't believe that's Mrs. Herbison! Wow! :) She was just at Natalia's concert last Saturday night, and seems to be doing well. If you studied with her, we probably know a LOT of the same folks in the string world! She is the best of friends with Natalia's first teacher, Dianne Chapman. :) I love this picture!

Professor Dru said...

Mrs. Chapman was my string teacher in junior high in 8th and 9th grades.

Renate said...

Wow... I'll be talking to her in a few minutes. I'll be sure to mention your name. She also performed the Vivaldi Double with Natalia during her solo concert on the 21st. (That was the only piece that wasn't a solo...lol.) Isn't this something? :)

Lori said...

I really like this picture. It's a shame that we seldom have photos of our teachers; especially when they have so much influence on our lives! :)