Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Band Practice ... again.

I was back at band practice last night. I hadn't picked up the GHBagpipes in a while and after a couple of sets it was obvious. My fingering is great when I'm fresh, but man does it go downhill when I get worn out, and it didn't take long for that to happen.

I hadn't played for a few weeks because of a cold and laziness. I'm healthy now and need to force myself to play for at least 15 minutes each day.

Teagan made the hockey team he was trying out for and so he didn't have to go to the tryout last night. Instead he came with me to band and I think he actually enjoyed it.

I have been practicing a lot on my small pipes, so I'm not letting things go completely, but I do need to play the big pipes more often.

The band is getting ready for a competition coming up in November. It's the Dave Barclay Memorial and was a lot of fun last year. I won't be competing solo, but I'm still looking forward to it.

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