Another wonderful FREE event put on by White Pines Productions at the Elkins Estate this summer! I had so much fun shooting this event, though it made me pine longingly for my youth (well, maybe not my youth).
The Young Pilgrims were up first, and I believe they are all high school students, followed by the Q Family Band, an 11-piece mix of high school and college kids from Cheltenham who rocked my world. They included 3 violinists and a trumpet player, as well as a banjo, drums, guitars, base, xylophone and a marching band drum! The room was filled with friends and family and neighbors and despite the heat, there was tons of energy.
What struck me most about all of these kids was the unadulturated JOY in playing music they clearly felt, and therefore projected out to the crowd. That kind of energy is infectious and everyone had smiles on their faces the whole time.
You can see the whole set of images in the online gallery at http://sarahbloom.zenfolio.com/qfamilypilgrims