Full of highs and lows...
On Monday, the students were horrid. I was rejuvenated from the weekend and honestly was not counting down the days until winter break. I was fine. Then the kids came to school and were like, "No, you're not fine! We're here to test your patience and make you feel like no one listens to a word you say!" It was a TOUGH day... The kind of day that makes you wonder if you can do this for another 22 years!
Monday sure didn't get any better. That evening I auditioned for Into The Woods at The Belmont Theater in York. I sang "Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera. Well, I sang 35 seconds of it (16 bars) before the director and music director said "thank you" and smiled. I knew I wasn't going to hear back from them and I didn't.
Like I said, some good things happened this week. I got a brand new sound system for my music classroom! It is portable so I can take it places and use it at concerts! It's basically a speaker that is blue tooth enabled, so I can upload all my music onto my phone and just play it through the speaker. It also came with some wireless microphones- a handheld, headset, and lapel. I'm beyond excited to upgrade how I play music in my classroom. I am so sick of CDs and playing music through my computer. This speaker is powerful!
Hmmm... what else good happened? OH YEAH, Alabama DIDN'T elect an alleged pedophile to the US Senate. That was freaking awesome! It's amazing a democrat won in ruby red Alabama. I am happy about that but it also does sadden me that the race was as close as it was. Beyond the pedophilia allegations, the GOP candidate has said some TERRIBLE things and holds some extreme views.
Chrissy falling asleep to election night coverage...
Jelly and I celebrating the results on Wednesday morning!
On Friday evening, I had ANOTHER audition. Gettysburg Community Theater was holding auditions for Godspell. Godspell is one of my favorite shows because I love the music. I was in Godspell a couple years ago and played Joanne, who sings Day By Day. My audition at Gettysburg was really strange for a couple reasons. First of all, there was nowhere on the audition sheet to list your past theater experiences. (I also generally like to include that I have a degree in music so they know what I am going to be able to learn the music quickly.) Second, there was only about 15 people there (although more could have come the night before) and the director didn't ask any of us to stay and read from the script or sing for him again.
The whole thing took less than 45 minutes. I can only guess that maybe the director didn't think any of us were good enough and has other people in mind for the parts or will ask others to audition. Who knows!? I'm so confused.
And finally, the best part about this week is that it ENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!! One more week until winter break...