Time is a fickle friend

Sorry for the lack of posts.  The band room has been a crazy place!!!  I realized that I am the reason for my stress.  At the beginning of the year, I scheduled all of my concerts, trips, and assemblies.  Since this game is still new to me, I didn’t account for how much time each would take.  For example, a couple of weeks ago, I scheduled a trip on Thursday and a trip on Saturday.  Now, I know that seems crazy, but the group of kids going on Thursday was small, and it wasn’t that far away.  But I didn’t account for the fact that I would need to be a school by 5 a.m. on BOTH days!!  UGH!!

This week, I have a chamber music concert I scheduled, but didn’t think that a giant upcoming event in April would conflict.  Well….it has.  I am not able to practice what I need to practice for the April event, because I am stuck doing music and listening to soloists for the March event next week.  STOOPID!

Oh well.  Back to the drawing board for next year I suppose.

The last ill-panned event of the year is my recruiting trips.  I did not take into account how or when I was going to recruit.  I planned on taking a group or two down to the middle school, but that has not yet materialized.  I believe that the eighth graders register soon, and I have only made one appearance!!!  My program is DOOMED!!!  Hopefully, a great feeling of excitement for band will sweep over all of the eighth graders and propel them into my band room….um…..yeah, that’s it.