Hi all -
I just realized that I went through the entire month of November without posting anything here on my blog. I guess that it is a testament to how busy things can get at certain points in the school year. Throughout the month of November we had the NCMEA Annual In-service Conference and Honors Orchestra, I played bass with the NC Honors Chorus, guest conducted the New Hanover, NC 8th grade All County Orchestra, hosted a number of fine arts events at NCSSM, ended our first term and had a week of exams at NCSSM, and enjoyed 5 days of vacation over Thanksgiving. This week, NCSSM is holding auditions for our annual Concerto Concert and we are gearing up for the onslaught of upcoming holiday gigs.
In the midst of all of this craziness, it is easy to forget the things that are really important in our lives. Ultimately as music educators, we are teaching kids. Even with all of our activities, we need to keep reminding ourselves that it is the people that matter in the long run. Let's all strive to lift each other up as we navigate our busy schedules. Let's lift each other up. Smile at someone today. Take a minute to affirm a friend or acquaintances good work. I will try to as well.