A few days ago, I saw on my upcoming concerts page that West Jordan High School Wind Symphony was performing Dusk on their Regional Band Festival. I e-mailed their director, Chelle Leyva, and she e-mailed back with one of the best e-mails I’ve gotten – this really made my day. She’s graciously allowed me to post it here:
“I just have to tell you that “Dusk” has made a world of difference in my ensemble. It is, by far, their favorite piece, ever! … They LOVE it and play it soooo well. They listen and blend, etc., everything we are always trying to get them to do for every piece. Thanks so much for your innovative compositions! — Chelle Leyva, West Jordan HS Bands”
Their big concert was yesterday, and from what I hear, it went really well, and the band is now heading to their State Band Festival in May! So, to Chelle and the West Jordan High School Wind Symphony, “CONGRATULATIONS” and best wishes. Thank you so much for sharing this with me – you totally made my day!