The first few weeks of Band was not too stressful. While it was cool to meet new people from 9th grade, it was also some what annoying to work with irritating freshmen. I was always prepared during these few weeks, I never forgot to bring music, instrument, and a pencil. I also have been able to leave time each week to practice so far, I practiced articulation and long tones. I think the long break has deteriorated my tone and made me rusty. I definitely need more consistent practice.
I think Mr. long should wear reading glasses during the concerts.