This past weekend flew by, packed with loads of events.
New Hampshire Band Directors Honors Band Auditions:
On Saturday I judged the NHBDA Honors Band taped auditions for five hours at the Dover Middle School. There were 38 entrants, and it took five hours non stop to get through all of them.
I was surprised by the high level of playing each applicant demonstrated, and how well prepared everyone was! The competition was steep, and the top ten flutes should be proud!
Wedding at Newton Center Baptist Church
After judging, Chris and I played a beautiful ceremony at the Newton Center First Baptist Church for a holiday themed wedding. We played all the old favorites, such as Ave Maria and Jesu Joy of Man's Desire, and some lyrical Christmas favorites, featuring a version of O Holy Night. It was gorgeous! The bridesmaids wore a deep Christmas red, and they decorated the church with poinsettias. What a wonderful idea for a wedding.
Flute Recital at Plymouth State University
On Sunday, my student at PSU gave her senior recital. I conducted the PSU flute choir as they premiered a new work written for the event titled "Eagle Lake." It was a great performance, and all of the players should be proud.
What a whirlwind of a weekend!