Wow, if this is what my "time off" looks like, I don't want to see what it's supposed to be when I'm busy! It's been a crazy busy summer!
So, we have a new assistant director, who I'm sure is going to be phenomenal. Plus, I'm sure his presence will strengthen the relationship with some of the area schools.
Auditions are done! I must say, I've never gone through quite so much work & deliberation. Some people think that only the audition is the determining factor, but it's not. As a director, I have to take into account tone, personality, how many years you've been with LAYO, all of these things contribute to where you sit.
Congratulations to all of our new people. Here's to a positive & successful season!
Well, howdy, all. I'm not too sure that anyone reads this. BUT, if you do, we've had a lot of changes that have happened in the last several months. Change isn't necessarily bad, but it does take some getting used to, always. LAYO gets a new director: long time assistant Mr Joseph MacBenn, and with him, a new assistant yet to be named. LAYO also gets a new batch of musicians, with the highest of hopes & aspirations. The Cadet Orchestra has some new kids stepping in, and others have "graduated" up to LAYO. Our relationship with the Lima Symphony Orchestra will grow this year, I am sure of it.
I sincerely hope that our members/students this year take advantage of all of the different programs & opportunities offered to them, because there are a LOT. I, though, am so thankful that I get to return and be a part of this ensemble. I hope that I can "fill the shoes" of those who have come before me.
The Final Concert is March 26 at 5:00pm at Lima Senior High School
The Children's Concert is March 22 in the morning at the Lima Civic Center.
Dress Rehearsal is Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Civic Center
Please arrive Wednesday morning by 8:30 am for the concert. Wear your LAYO polo shirt. We will have donuts and water for you
Please invite your band/choir/orchestra to the show
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. You can watch the video of the Children's Concert. It's up. The link is in the "Digital Music" section (we had to put it there for copyright reasons). So, use your password and it's at the top of the page. Yay!
Here's an article about us in the Lima News. (What a GREAT picture of Bryson!)
And here we are on WLIO, too! (Great interview Eli, Madison & Dr Waters!)
Just a reminder: no rehearsal this weekend (Sunday). See you Sunday, April 3 at Lima Senior! Back to regular rehearsal schedule!
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