Yes, I definitely will. Can I share that my 15-year dd is a sophmore and a marching band fanatic. After a summer of camps all over the state, the season is beginning and it is always an exciting time.
Their band was invited two year ago to China and they had a concert on the Great Wall. My dd was not yet in high school ( she was in the 8th grade) but the trip was an enormous success.
I’m somewhat glad they did go two years ago since the human rights concerns have been increasingly in the forefront and many parents would likely have not allowed their kids to go even as of last year and I think I too would have suffered a crisis of conscience (sp?) if given the decision. Not altogether sure how I would have felt. I’m glad I wasn’t put in the position and it was nevertheless an amazing opportunity for the kids. The olympics was an ongoing theme of the trip.
Anyway, I look forward to watching from the perspective of the students who can show us where they had been and their impressions and stories.
That said, the band director is hyper-patriotic and I am planning a knitted collar/scarf for her in patriotic (mostly red) pallette. Which leaves me open to cool sock yarn fingering suggestions that are elegant but shade appropriate?
All in all I love this time of year, new beginnings and holidays around the corner - helps with dog days of summer-itis.
Thanks for letting me share! If you too have a band/music person(s), I’d love to hear about their adventures…
PS: Almost finished 2-day sock marathon and how do you spell carpel tunnel? My hands kept going numb while sleeping - gotta put the darn wrist braces back on and pass the Motrin. Arrgggghhhh!