Damn Yakees, we’re done! Doing this show was so hard – the time, the amount of music, the overall stress in the atmosphere in putting on a production of this magnitude – but it was worth it. AND, I’m glad we’re done…almost. We just have to have the Post-Production Party tonight. And the band is hosting it. Once that’s done and the theatre department unloads our truck on Monday, I think we can officially call it a WRAP!! That will be the moment of relief. Unfortunately, I’ll probably be in the middle of the Jazz Band rehearsals (I’ll start Monday morning) and everything else I’ve put on the back burner so I’ll miss the “moment”. But honestly, I’ll be okay with that. It was a good final product and everyone that saw it enjoyed it. Everyone that missed it regrets it. YAY for good musicals!
So, I’m starting Jazz Bands (there are two!!!) on Monday morning. Next weekend, I’m heading up to Arlington for a Conducting Symposium. My friend Frank, whom I’ve known since I was 3 years old, is coming to Texas (from Iowa) for two weeks and I’m going to head down to Mustang Island in a few weeks to go see him. I haven’t seen him for a few years and I can’t wait. I’ve got my band directors convention after that. It’s never ending but always fun. 😀