My son, the cellist.
My son is a sophomore in high school this year. Today, he had to turn in his choice of classes for next fall. We sat down last night and started to plot and plan which things he needed to take. There are certain things that he must take to graduate and others that he always takes every year. One of those being orchestra. He has played the cello in orchestra since the 5Th grade. He is a very talented musician and has excelled in his class. He is in an upper level class now and we were hoping that he would be in the symphonic orchestra by his senior year. Well, to my dismay he decided he no longer wants to play the cello and feels his time is better spent elsewhere. I do understand his argument, he is taking many advanced math, science and engineering classes and needs to focus on them. He dreams of being an engineer and music is a hobby for him, but it still breaks my heart that he would put so much into it all of these years and not finish. I guess I'm trying to figure out if I should make him stay in it or let him drop it. Does anyone have any suggestions.