It is his first year playing, and he picked a very hard Mozart song (especially for a first year) for his solo - and the judges scored him a '1' and were very impressed with his mastery of that song so early in his musical career!!!!!!
So - he got a medal for that....
Then - he played an ensemble with two of his friends. They have been practicing hard for weeks for this thing! When they first started playing together, one of the kids suggested a song at the beginning of the book - and Shawn told them, "No, that's too easy, we need to pick a harder song." And they agreed.
And they got a '1' for their ensemble, too!! Oh yeah!!!! Momma's happy! They did so great!
Here's my little superstar:
Ok, look, I may be his mother - but, that kid is CUTE!