This is the time of year that we get down to “brass tacks,” as the saying goes. Coming off amazing performances at the Dinner Show, we are “wood shedding” our music to be performed at the Festival Concert on March 13th and at our all-day Festival on March 15th. I warned the students that I was going to be “picky,” and they are being wonderfully cooperative. This bodes very well for more great performances at these upcoming concerts.

For those orchestra students going to San Diego, we will be performing the same festival pieces that we will have played the prior week. Our schedule has yet to be finalized, but I can tell you that we will leave, by charter bus, after school on Thursday, March 21st. We will stop on the way at the Irvine Spectrum where the students can get dinner, then continue on to San Diego, arriving at approximately 9pm. Friday, there will be two performances and we will cap off the day with a dinner cruise around San Diego. Saturday is a day for fun at Sea World with a dinner and awards celebration in the evening, returning home the next day, Sunday. If you have specific questions, please email me.

I hope all of you have a great week, full of accomplishments!