Busch Gardens Orchestra Trip
Yesterday was my spring orchestra trip to Busch Gardens. The day started out at 4am when my alarm went off. After quickly getting ready, we stopped at CVS for some sunscreen, and then drove to school. The bus came at 5:30 and then we left. We got to Williamsburg in about two hours and were ahead of schedule so we let the kids go get breakfast. Luckily there was a shopping center with a lot of fast food, an IHOP and a Wal-mart, so they each got to go where they wanted.
Next, we got to the school where we were going to have our competition. We warmed up and then had our concert. The arrangements were good, and the kids could make their way around effortlessly without fumbling over the equipment and such, which I think helped them play better. This got me contemplating about how awesome and efficient music rooms/halls can be if they are organized well rather than being haphazard. Maybe I’ll take some inspiration and look to Case Systems or some similar company to get my children better storage cabinets and other case-goods that might directly help them be more organized and indirectly help improve their performance. Anyway, people in the hallway said we looked great in our uniforms, and sounded just as good. Then we drove a short distance to Busch Gardens. We got there a little before noon, and I let the kids loose. Nathan and I were able to go around and relax. We went on a few rides with some students, but for the most part just wandered around. I can’t believe how beautiful the landscaping was. There were tulips that were so tall and beautiful and colorful.