Thursday, March 31, 2011

Musically Minded

     Hello all! Hope you're having a nice week.  This year I joined the Wind Ensemble directed by Professor Paul LeClaire.  I have played the flute since fourth grade and I thought it would be nice to keep up with it throughout college.  Band is a full year course that is one credit per semester and it counts as "Artistic Experience."  I have really enjoyed playing in the band and have made new friends (Shout out to Sarah W, Corynne D, and Alicia M).
     Last weekend the band and jazz band went on a trip down to New Jersey to play a benefit concert.  We left at 8 am on friday morning, played part of the concert to elementary school children in Winooski and then headed all the way down to New Jersey.  We arrived at our hotel around 3:30 and had an hour and a half to relax until our next concert.  I roomed with three other girls and we all had so much fun with each other.  At 5:00 we drove to a local high school to play the benefit concert for the people of Japan.  We were greeted with a banquet and ate our heart's content of delicious food.  Our concert began at 8:00 and it was amazing.  We helped to raise $5000.00 to donate to the relief effort.  I am so happy I became a part of the Wind Ensemble and was able to go on this trip. 
     This friday the band is playing a concert in the McCarthy Arts Center at 7:00.  Hope to see you all there because it is definitely worth going!!!!


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