As you get to know each other more and more, the opportunity to socialize at our 15-minute break gets more and more important. This becomes a problem when it keeps us from beginning rehearsal on time following the break. Please be courteous to your fellow musicians in the orchestra and be ready to start the second half of rehearsals on time at 8:00 p.m.
As you look over what to focus on in your practicing this week be sure to concentrate on those areas that you struggled with in rehearsal, or that I had to spend more than a normal amount of time going over.
We have only one more sectional, so be sure to take advantage of this by getting the most from your coaches. They are all very talented and experienced musicians who offer a lot to you with their teaching/coaching.
Keep up the good work. I am seeing some nice progress on the music.
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