John Philip Sousa might be not be turning over in his grave tonight, but I’m afraid he may be shifting a little. It’s all my fault.
As the top vote-getter in the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra’s Make Me A Maestro competition, I’ll be conducting the orchestra in Sousa’s rousing "Stars and Stripes Forever" march this weekend. Trouble is, at this evening’s orchestra rehearsal my tempo was WAY too slow. I thought I saw several of the musicians nodding off during the piece.
We’ll be picking it up considerably Saturday evening at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Empire Arts Center. See you there.