I just *knew* as soon as I started the really long post I just sent that I would forget something. :-(
How could I possibly forget to mention the amazingly cool thing that Miss Music Nerd did for me?!?
Miss Music Nerd has started making Music Nerd Merit Badges, and asked people for suggestions for possible badges. Kathryn, The Artsy Honker and serpent player, suggested a "You Play the WHAT?" badge for players of unusual instruments.
Of course, I commented that I need one of those for the handbells -- how many times have people responded to "I play the handbells" with "handball?" argh!
Miss Music Nerd agreed & made one for handbells, THEN she went above & beyond the call of duty and made one specifically for me! YAY!!
Here it is, my own special music nerd badge:
Hope you love it as much as I do -- Thanks again, Miss Music Nerd!