During 4th pd - I told Advanced Treble Choir that next year's group has been invited to perform for TMEA 2013. Most of them are 8th graders, so they were not as pleased as I was. As the 7th graders were. I tried to tell them - YOU laid the foundation for this invitation. You are the reason we are going. That didn't work. They were still disappointed. ugh. my reality check.