It’s always good to get away in nature. Last weekend, the Orchestra spent a beautiful and rewarding few days at our annual Winter Retreat high in the San Gabriel mountains. It’s a great opportunity for the students to get away from everyday life and focus on music and the great outdoors. I was heartened to see lots of students enjoying nature and also enjoying each other’s company.

I want to thank our Courageous Chaperones! They are the backbone of this adventure! Thank you to Julia Dixon, Yvonne Lim, Rose Malmberg, and Julie Pao. Also, thank you to Glenn and Robert Torres for driving the truck!

I hope that you have a wonderful week!