Returning to regular ensemble life in the back-to-school season is like riding a bicycle again after a long hiatus. There’s a transition, but it’s way easier than starting from scratch.
We, as directors of ensembles, are charged with the amazingly challenging task of predicting the future. What is the band/orchestra/chorus going to be like this year?
We live in a time where the tide is turning. Instead of giving everyone a trophy, we’re beginning to teach students how best to deal with both the ups AND downs of life.