So, we go out to eat, take our time, get some groceries--since we have a microwave and frig. in our room... finally, we arrive back at the hotel, and the results are posted a little early!!!
She searches the lists (while I take pictures) All State first, then over to the Honor's list, and there it is! Her name--in first violin, Honors orchestra, chair 13! That's the same chair as last year! What a coincidence! She's happy she didn't move back! She preferred the music in honors; she's a happy girl. All those hours of preparation have paid off.
We eat a light supper, and then at 6:30 PM, LaRae and I head down to her first rehearsal. The kids dive in and work until 10:30 PM! The music is hard. Danse Sacral from Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring) by Stravinsky is rhythmically exhausting! But LaRae loves it!
On Friday, the rehearsals last most of the day, evening free.
The final performance:
Red Cape Tango - Michael Daugherty
Danse Sacral from Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring) - Igor Stravinsky
The concerts are over, we're ready to head for home...
After supper, and on our way out of Peoria, we were presented with another beautiful gift for the day... There is always something for which to be grateful, isn't there?