After the concert, I did the big "reveal" of our TMEA performance time in a student/parent meeting.
We are performing on Thursday, February 14 at 1pm in Ballroom A of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio TX. We will leave the day before and make a side trip to Austin.
It took a moment for this to sink in, then one of the girls yelled, "HOTEL!" They all started squealing! We talked about a tentative itinerary and costs. Then it was time to go home.
Just to put this in perspective..........this TMEA Invited Performing Choir is a big deal. Especially when you consider the district investment - for 32 girls to sing for 25 minutes approximately $600 per student will be spent. This is an important endeavor for the sake of an artistic experience.
I hope.........that the girls come to understand along the way that this is about the artistic experience of making music and not about 2 days out of school and a walk through the exhibit hall.