We're getting down to the wire now -- Showtime on Saturday and Sunday.
One nice thing that happened at Cal Academy. As we were walking into the atrium, a girl of about ten or twelve saw us carrying instruments and wearing band uniforms and ran over to us. She asked excitedly, "Are you going to play?!"
We said, "We're going in to play right now."
She shouted, "Cool!' and ran off to get her parents to make them come watch us.
I know it sounds like a small thing, but given the sad state of music programs in schools these days, any indication that children have some musical education as well as actual enthusiasm for it is a little ray of light.