It’s been a special week! I have been in my hometown of Grove, Oklahoma for the last few days. The high school band was selected to perform at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association annual conference, and my old band director (Joe Wilhelm) asked me to be a guest soloist. I was honored that he thought of me for this occasion and was happy to be a part of this event. Originally, we were also going to do a concert at Grove’s new performing arts center, but alas a bad snow/ice storm kept that from happening. The conference in Tulsa is happening tonight though, and I had a chance to work with the band yesterday and this morning. The band is sounding great! Here’s an ARTICLE about it.
It’s also been a special visit since I’ve been able to spend time with family and also catch up with some old friends. Here are a few pictures from our rehearsal yesterday... these are in the new arts center I mentioned earlier. What an awesome facility. I hope these kids realize how lucky they are! Haha!
P.S. The solo piece is the Rondo movement from Weber’s “Andante and Hungarian Rondo”.