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Fayetteville Band Week 2006, Day 4

May 12, 2006

The fourth and final day of Band Week 2006 was a great success. I thought the band was completely ‘on,’ and they connected with me throughout Bloom. It was a(nother) satisfying and musical performance, and the audience certainly seemed to dig it! Tyler, who laid down the crucial vibraphone solos at the beginning and end, did a great job – thanks man!

In the morning, we did a run-through and our obligatory group shot:

I have many more pics which I will post later today or tomorrrow, after I get back to North Little Rock. We were having some impromptu fun backstage (led by Cathy Delozier, though I think everyone was starting to feel the effects of nine bands and three concerts in four days, so we were all getting a little loopy…).

A huge “thank you” to all of the band staff throughout the district for bringing me up for this week – I had a really great time meeting and working with all of you and your students. You have a strong program here, top-to-bottom, and it’s been a real pleasure to conduct each of the bands this week! Special thanks to Richard Wiseman for coming up with the idea and making it happen, and for hosting me as well (the free wireless rocks, bud!).

More soon – hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!