As my colleagues keep asking how things are "winding down" for the year, I can only laugh. We still have so much going on!! It's all incredibly exciting though, what an amazing community we have here in D7!
Let's start with the banquet. What a special event! I had such a great time celebrating the year with everyone. I was particularly glad that the venue changed worked well. We have so many people that have accomplished so much this year, it was nice to be together to honor them. It was also nice to bid farewell to the seniors, they've done so much to make the band a special place. We'll definitely miss them (but look forward to seeing them find success beyond Spartanburg High School).
We start marching band this week and I'm SO excited. I've been working hard on planning for months now.. It's nice to be able to speak openly about all the plans. I am also thoroughly enjoying telling students about all the clues the missed :) Fire and Ice is going to be EPIC next year!
We also have more performing to do! On Friday (May 13), we're providing music for a memorial ceremony at the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, as well as providing music for Jazz on Main. That will be a big day for us as we continue to weave our music into the Spartanburg Community. I'm thankful for the invitation to perform at both events. The first will be a poignant experience for the students; it will mean a lot for us to be there. Jazz on the Square will be a lot of fun!
So AFTER this week, we can talk about winding down. Folks, what a year! It's been a whirlwind, but it's been fun.