At our first meeting, participants and families got to meet some of the staff and hear important announcements (including about this blog!).
After our meeting, participants scattered to prepare for their auditions and audition.
After a great meal in Servo (aka the Gettysburg College Dining Hall), we had a looooong rehearsal (which is still going on as I write this - one of the perks of not being a musician is that you don't have to stay for all of the long rehearsals). Tomorrow will bring more rehearsing (of course), but also more fun as we get to spend some time here in Gettysburg and get to know one another.
We are only a few days away from the start of the 2014 International All-State Lions Band.
We will be blogging throughout our preparation period at Gettysburg College and while on the road to Toronto and Niagara Falls. It is our hope that parents, families and friends will follow this blog and share our tour widely - we want you to know what we are "up to" and feel like you are touring alongside us.
If you are looking for information on the tour and our first day, check the Members Area - we've got all the info you might need there. If it turns out we don't and you have a question, don't hesitate to ask.
See you on June 30!
-Russell McCutcheon, Musical Director/Conductor
Bonnie McCutcheon is the wife of Dr. Russell McCutcheon, Musical Director of the Lions PA All-State Band. She teaches history at Wilson College in Chambersburg PA, is an active member of the Gettysburg Lions Club, and volunteers with the Girl Scouts.