Wednesday, July 3, 2013


 Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching a rehearsal of the Cadets in Meriden, thanks to the Maloney Band.  It was a really great time.

A few observations:

  • These kids work hard.  This was the end of a twelve hour day, and they still had four hours to go.
  • The kids run everywhere.  They run to the bathroom, they run to their water for water break, they run back to their spots to repeat a set.
  • Its loud.  
  • There is a 100% expectation of excellence.  There was frequent calling out of those who were less than perfect.
  • This years show is pretty complicated.  I'm excited to see what a month of twelve hour days will produce.
  • There is a lot of staff who seem to work very hard.  I am not usually a fan of huge staffs.