'Tis the season for festivals! This week I get to travel with the FGHS Band and the FGHS Choir to their respective district festivals.
I am always amazed at the amount of work that goes into just hosting a festival--coordinating between the facility and the judges and the performers. Of course, that doesn't even begin to touch on the amount of work the students put in to learning their music (and the work their parents do hounding them to practice, haha) or the work the conductor does outside of rehearsal preparing.
The choir here sounded a little shaky on a couple things last week, so I am looking forward to hearing what changes have taken place over the weekend! I wish that these festivals weren't designed to have winners and losers, but that each choir got comments to go home and improve with. Not that I think that no choir is better than another choir, but I feel personally that competition isn't always the best way.
I should have the NAMS compositions available online by the end of the week. I am still pondering the best way to upload them, and am almost done inputting them all. There are a lot of things I have to do presently other than working on this website--I wish that were not the case, sometimes!--but it is. What I really wish I had was a time-freezing remote so that I could put some things on pause while I finished other stuff. But, then, that's where time management becomes a very valuable skill. :)