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Waiting on a hurricane, waiting on tomorrow. The storm should be in town just about the time I go under the knife. Trying not to linger on that thought. This is my last day with my band. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Why I’m the Band Director

I was a 10 year old tomboy. My chestnut hair was cut short around my shoulders. Unruly waves that fell and flew wherever they willed themselves.I had a tan of freckles across my nose and cheeks, and wore shirts that … Continue reading

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Back to work

I’m never really ready to go back to work until I actually get there.  “There” got here on Monday. Three days of getting up at 6:00am. Three days of waking up sleepy-headed blonde babes and convincing them to eat their … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone *outside*

I teach middle school kids how to play music. It’s a process, believe me. I start with showing them how to read notes, then we move to simple rhythms, holding the instrument, and finally, making sounds. The sounds aren’t very … Continue reading

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