After class on Friday, I boarded a plane to San Francisco to visit my cousin. Even though San Francisco is not very far away, I felt like I was in another land! I was struck by how different that city is from where we live. It pointed out to me how much I like to travel and see different places and the people who live in those places.
Traveling with musicians and playing concerts is a very special way of traveling. Not only does the musician see new places and people, but the musicians bond together by traveling together. Each performance becomes a special event. 
I am looking forward to our tour to Ireland in March and I hope that many of our students will be going! Please come this Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Band Room to hear Mr. Stone and myself give a presentation about the details of the Ireland Tour.