Well 'tis the season to be jolly and now that school is done for the holidays, it's just that much more jolly! My last teaching day before the break was Monday. Normally I teach Tuesday's and Wednesday's too but I was in Vancouver for those days to have my own lesson this week! I've managed to stay ahead of everything this year and have been able to get all of my Christmas shopping done already. I bought the last stocking stuffer today! Everything is wrapped, the tree is decorated, I even decorated my studio at the music school - I'm on top of it this year! 8)
Lately things have been rather stressful with recitals, concerts, school and the propsect of auditions looming over me. I've been madly trying to fill out scholarship applications and trying to prepare for my first audition which has to be recorded and sent and received prior to January 26th. Finishing off the last of the concerts this past weekend and having a lesson have really helped ease that stress and now I feel relaxed and calm going into the Christmas break which is good, hopefully I'll be able to enjoy more!
I was involved in this awesome project last weekend that was trying to raise over 50,000 dollars for 7 different charities. It was a pit orchestra gig for me, somewhat musically disorganized from my personal preference but the event was a very worthy and good one to be apart of. Over 6,000 people were in attendance between the two concerts with over 4,000 of them coming to the afternoon show, so it was a pretty major event! I broke a string during the first concert, I think from the cold of being right down on the ice of the arena (next time I'm not using my nice violin, I never thought it would be that cold, even with the ice covered by wood planks) so that made things interesting for awhile but I was luckily able to quickly replace it and be back, ready to play before the next song began.
I am hoping to get some pictures uploaded from my trip to Vancouver of some of the amazing window displays and christmas lights up on Broadway. Does anyone know if I am able to copy and paste from facebook?
Merry Christmas all!!
But I don't think that you can copy and paste a picture to a blog. You will just have to do it the Html way :)!
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