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Fayetteville Band Week 2006, Day 2

May 9, 2006

This morning I went to the high school rehearsal again (8:30, on the tail end of a powerful lightning and thunderstorm – some crazy lightning arcing through the mountains on my drive to rehearsal – I loved it).

We only had time for a single run-through, which is all I wanted to do anyway – they know the piece, and I don’t like to run things into the ground. I’m looking forward to the concert tonight – they’ll be great. Here we are at the end of rehearsal:

After rehearsal, I spoke to the Theory class. Actually, it was the Theory class plus the choir – big group! The theory people just took their AP exam – I looked at an example test. Egad. I don’t know how well I’d do on a lot of that stuff these days. Anyway, I think it went over well – I played Hummingbrrd, Loose Id for Orchestra, the first movement of Alchemy, and part of Veo Hex, and we talked about a number of different things related to music and composing. I enjoyed talking to the group – hope they felt the same about being there! If any of you are reading this, and you think of a question you didn’t get to ask, or you just want to hang out with other musically-inclined people, here’s the BCM Forum I mentioned today – please come by and join up!

Onward to tonight’s concert at the Walton Arts Center featuring the three (THREE!) High School bands – show starts at 7pm – come by if you can!