The week started off at a running pace once again. I suppose with the push towards the upcoming spring break next week everything feels like it's traveling at light speed. Rehearsal Monday was something unique. (In that it sucked ass!!!) I'm not sure if people understand the idea of being a musician. Even if one does it on the side, or as part of an extra-curricular activity it still presents a time involving hobby that takes work to succeed. For those of us that have chosen to make it a life career, it may seem easy, but realize that the time we have invested is just that, a lifetime (so far...)
I suppose the greatest challenge is working with people (playing with people) who want to perform, who feel like they are making the cut, but they just aren't. (And they don't know it....) As someone who wants to educate for the rest of his life, I have to stay as positive and supportive as possible, but on days like Monday....*sigh*....it really is the hardest thing to do. Trying as it was, we seemed to make it through unscathed and realized that there still is quite a bit of work to be done.
On the brighter side, rehearsals for our upcoming Jazz Festival are going well. The guest artists are really cool and ready for action! I can't wait for the show, it's going to be a good one.