Last April I decided on what the Indoor Drum Line show was going to be. I had the kids listen to it and then they put in their two cents...the deal was done. It was to be an adventure and we weren't quite sure how it was going to pan out. The first step was securing people for a front ensemble, or PIT. I had a couple of girls jump at the chance when first presented with it, then the brother of one of the boys on the Line. We picked up two orchestra girls along the way, and put one of the cymbal players on Timpani to finish it out.
It was time to start rehearsing.
We hit the ground running the first Tuesday in June; meeting three days a week for three hours each day, and haven't looked back since. We started with the "easy" piece, and I say "easy" because the only easy thing about it is that it's in 4. The first couple of rehearsals I drove home thinking "What in goodness name am I doing?!" There were also some days I thought "This isn't gonna work..." *laugh* How wrong I was. The kids are working and have worked so hard it's ridiculous and it is coming together splendidly. One more week of rehearsal to go and then it's show time. I'm ready...
We have about four and a half hours of rehearsal left, and one hour of warm-up/polish the day of. It's absolutely enough time; we're going to kick this competitions' rear. *laugh* We're going to rock the house and that's what matters. Yes there are things still that we need to polish and work on, and there's always something that could be better down to the very last minute. I'm just saying that we're in a very good place and it's nice knowing that we're going to be completely prepared for our competition on Saturday. It feels good knowing that although we did not get the amount of rehearsal time that is our due, we are prepared none the less. Good stuff.
Here is a link to a performance of our competition show Friday at Bartle Hall at the Black Expo. There's a few wobbles and bobbles and other things to fix, it was a damn good run through and I'm proud to put it out there. I hope you enjoy it. Competition Show 2011
Now, if you'll excuse me I gotta get back to some work for Drum Line for Tuesday's rehearsal. Lots to do you know...