This past weekend, Scott Stewart (commissioner of Rise for band) and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony visited New York to perform at Carnegie Hall. On Friday, they came by Juilliard and gave an extra concert on the Lincoln Center Plaza, and I was around to hang out with the group for a little while. I have to say the band had great presence and intonation, especially for playing outside in the almost-rainy jungle-heat of a New York summer afternoon.
I had a good afternoon meeting many of the band members, and I managed to goad them into posing for a group picture (not an easy task):
I hope you all had a great Carnegie concert, enlightening visit to New York, and a safe trip home!