I’ve been preparing since our Spring Concert for September 9th, and it’s now upon us! Our total enrollment is just over 80 at this eleventh hour, and we have nearly 120 total registrations, meaning that some of those 80+ people are taking more than one course. We’re up to six total courses offered, as opposed to five in the Spring Semester this year.
We’ve also gained a new level of sophistication by bringing on some student assistants in several of the courses, for the purpose of helping me to manage things more efficiently. This will be a very good improvement, and a great opportunity for those students to get some practical experience in helping to facilitate something like we’re doing?
Further, I’m pleased to report that mean ol’ Mother Nature’s recent outlash of hail is very fortunate for me as it means that I will have plenty of work at home throughout the school year, and won’t have to travel extensively for work. (For those who don’t know already, I’m a Paintless Dent Repair technician, and I work for Montana body shops as needed to repair hail damage on vehicles. If you want some advice on how to manage your repairs well, or if you’d like to know where I’m working in Billings, just contact me.)
Meanwhile, we’ve been a bit behind, but are finally ready to incorporate and to seat our Board of Directors in September. Expect more announcements about that soon.
I’d also like to announce that we’re beginning to consult with local music teachers for some workshops for our band members. We’re hoping to create some opportunities to meet some local teachers so that you can consider whether private lessons are a good option for your students.
Also, we’ll be announcing our first Talent Show for the Fall very soon, and hoping to fill up the roster mostly with our own students–particularly for the first show.
And finally, I’d like to announce that we have a general and underlying theme for this Fall: Overcoming Timidity. It’s a common hindrance for people, and I’ve been observing its effects since we began last year. We’ll be addressing it throughout all our course offerings in various ways, so don’t be surprised if you see some outcropping of the theme in our various Fall concerts!