Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Where are we?

I have been seeing marked progress in the ensembles the past few weeks. A number of things happened:
  • We had regional auditions and did very well.
  • Both 4th grade bands really stepped up and can play the basic songs now (Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc...).
  • HS Choir is rehearsing well. We make progress in each rehearsal. Some kids who were hardly singing at all are now really shining.
But, some kids are being left behind. They are absent a lot. They don't practice. They don't give the effort. Now they are looking around, seeing the other kids excel and they have a decision to make. Do I stay where I am or do I get on the bus? Lets hope they get on the bus because we are starting to go places!