This is where the term "recital" was nixed, as they felt it "conjured negative images of people in uncomfortable clothing, sitting in uncomfortable chairs, while experiencing uncomfortable feelings of nervousness and anxiety."
They wanted to avoid this as much as the black plague!
So the term "music party" was born.
They asked that the kids wear comfortable clothes, meaning no need to dress up, unless of course that makes one more comfortable. You can see that my son in grass stained jeans took this to heart and his teacher, Ahem, sneakers to boot! Just another reason to love him!
And than a few seconds later my boy rocked the house with "Happy Birthday"!!!
And in celebration of a rather awesome and truly fun music party we ate and drank till our bellies were so full we probably could of rolled home.