I have to admit, I’m a bit of a delivery junkie. Whenever I know there is a package coming, I’ll stop whatever I’m doing and run to the window if I hear a large truck pass by. Needless to say, it is neither UPS, nor FedEx about 99% of the time. Also, much of that time could have been spent improving myself or reading one of the three books I got in the last package a few weeks ago (Brave New World, Catch-22, and Slaughterhouse Five for all the nerds out there. I know: light summer reading, right?). But, it was ultimately worth it. This was yet another installment of percussion paraphernalia which I will be needing for college in a few short months. I might even get to test drive some of the new sticks during my tour with the National Youth Orchestra!
Segue to shameless plug: The National Youth Orchestra residency/tour starts in just under a month! WOOO!!! This means I get to go and play with 120 amazing musicians and learn from professionals who have really got it going on (Cynthia Yeh from the Chicago Symphony and Jauvon Gilliam from the National Symphony). More information about the tour can be found here and on the NYO public Facebook page. I’ll be updating you here on my blog as often as I can with all the amazing things I’ll have the chance to be a part of.
I don’t have much else to report, since these few weeks have been vastly uneventful compared to the last few weeks of school. Instead of any more boring text, I’ll leave you with a picture of my quickly growing percussion setup, minus the vibes, drumset, and Musser marimba which are in another room, because, you know, I totally needed to have two marimbas.
P.S. I also got back a mallet I sent to get rewrapped. Yi Yang did the work, and I love it already!