One stress at school (Solo & Ensemble Contest)has passed but there are a still many high pressure tasks up ahead. One day, I’m going to post what each week looks like so you guys can see what kind of time commitment I give to my career. Luckily, this is not a “job” that I’ll do for a while but my career so all the time and work are worth it. So, on to yesterday’s events!
Yesterday, was a good and bad day.
Good news first — Solo & Ensemble was wonderful. Some people were disappointed with their results but for the most part, things were as or better than expected. I’m really proud of all the band kids who worked hard on their music (even if it was just at the last minute) and were brave enough to go play it in front of a judge. Also congrats to those folks who were even more brave to memorize their music and not chicken out at the last minute. Congrats to all those folks who qualified to State!!! It’s a huge accomplishment, much bigger than when I was in high school. Competition has certainly gotten more difficult over the years! Kudos to you all.
Bad news last — The $350 million bond in Round Rock didn’t pass yesterday. The margin was 68% -32%. I can’t believe 68% of Round Rock truely think spending a little extra on educating their children and giving them more to work with isn’t worth it. If the kids aren’t worth a little extra money, what is? They’ll spend money on their kids to wear high dollar clothes and drive (and wreck) expensive cars but to have the tools they might need to make learning more fun (in a world where everything has to be “fun” or it won’t get done by kids) or efficient (in a world where efficiency seems to be the demands) is a LUXURY????? I don’t understand!!! ARGH!!!