We had a terrific WP rehearsal this past weekend. It was definitely a long one- 6:30 am- 11:30 pm! We got so much accomplished including learning the beginning of Book 3- New Life. The layering of all the mixed-meters makes for a fantastic effect! It's super challenging, but will be so cool once we get it.
The rest of the day was sub-sectionals cleaning parts of the show as well as polishing exercises that we will perform for the upcoming Day of Percussion. We ended the day in ensemble - putting together Books 1 and 3,and playing the "Batucada" (A full participation Brazilian drum circle). Being Veterans Day, I realized I couldn't do any of these activities I love so much (including winter percussion) without those, past and present, who have fought for our country. Thank you Veterans!