I slept until about 0730 this morning and that was nice! I chatted with Ryan while I was getting ready to face the day – that’s always a nice way to start a day. After breakfast, I headed to the band hall for formation. I spent the morning doing supply stuff and getting the month’s uniform orders started. I met SB for lunch and then after lunch was Stage Band rehearsal. The first half was sectionals, and I went to my practice area and did long tones and lip slurs like I usually do. I actually got notes all the way to my high Bflat so that was pretty exciting! It was really shaky, but I’m getting there! I had to go to full band rehearsal, and I had intended on just sitting there and going through my parts while they played. Well, I had my horn out so I figured I’d give it a try. Today I played with an ensemble for the first time in over a month!!! I don’t have much volume yet, and I had some notes that wouldn’t come out at all and some that came out sometimes but not others, but I played! And it felt good. Yes, my face was tired after, but I felt good. BQ is going to be interesting on Monday, but we’ll see how it goes. I definitely need to make sure I get a good long warm up in before rehearsal though.
After rehearsal was done, I *thought* I was going to spend the remaining 2 hours of the day doing the rest of the uniform orders. But nope. The ordering website was down so I wasn’t able to do that. But I did do a few other supply things to finish out the day. Then it was off to dinner, and then home for a shower and change into PTs and then off to watch a movie with a few friends. Thanks, Sweetie, for sending “Witless Protection”. Everyone enoyed it!
Now I’m off to bed so I can get up for Chapel in the morning, and my day OFF!! More about that tomorrow. . .
Today’s High: 115
Current: 99 (11:20 p.m.)