SFCV has a positive review. Unfortunately it states that we go through “next weekend” … how to interpret that? Would you think that would be through the 16th? If so, you’d be wrong. We go through the 23rd. (But maybe I’m the only one who would interpret it that way.)
And Mike, she writes this:
The Opera San José chorus seems to be getting stronger and stronger with each new production.
No mention of the orchestra. Oh well.
I am entirely puzzled. If you don’t know why … well … never mind.
Monday is a day that is rarely a rehearsal day, and I can’t remember the last time I had a performance. Oh. Wait. Yes I can. It was last year’s Sing Along Messiah, which I have again this year. So there you go. (December 8 this year, in case anyone is interested.) But mostly Mondays are free until I begin teaching. I had even hoped I’d be able to keep Monday free of students as well; some year I’m going to have one day off a week — just not this year.
But Monday morning I usually wake up thinking, “I’m going to clean this house!” Right now I’m having my latté and thinking, “I’m going to clean this house … but I need energy to do that!”
I suppose I’ll just have to get going and hope the energy arrives after I begin. Because so far it’s not here.
I think back to my college days while the double reed players (and lets face-it, they are some of the geekiest in the band, are they not?) spent hours in and out of rehearsal hunched over their mandrills, plaques, hollow ground reed knifes and the like making reeds for every situation that they might encounter in a performance.
(Found on an barely maintained anonymous middle school band director’s site. Reading more, I can see that he loves to perpetuate the “band geek” thing. I wonder how the parents of the band students feel about this.)