On October 5-6, the girls and I had a "rehearsal intensive". It wasn't a retreat, it wasn't a party. It was just a couple of long, intense rehearsals.
On Friday evening, we rehearsed from 4-7p - played games, ate dinner, rehearsed 2-3 pieces of music. Sherrie McMahon was with us for a bit before she had to go to the homecoming game. I let the girls choose what they wanted to eat both days. For Friday night dinner, they chose Chick-Fil-A.
The next day, we all met at Wunderlich Farm for TMEA group pictures. We spent an 90 minutes taking pictures in a variety of settings. It was really fun, actually. Joel Wren got some wonderful pictures of the girls. After the photo session, we headed to the school for a 5 hr rehearsal session with pizza in the middle. At this point, I introduced new music - Igraj Kolce, The Turtle Dove, and Welcome All Wonders. We did a breakout sectional rehearsal to introduce Igraj Kolce and work a section of Gia il sole dal Gange. The girls fell in love with the natural minor melody of The Turtle Dove. Overall, it was a great day. We were ready for the Fall Concert.