I hope your family will enjoy the next four days off from school and do some things together. The time you have with your children at home is a short few years, so please make the most of it. As we recognize what Jesus has done for us, this is truly the high point of the Christian year.
This week I want to brag on how well our bands performed at the Houston Symphonic Band Contest at Kincaid last week. When they earned a Superior award and a Sweepstakes award, I was very proud. I'm also naturally quite skeptical of awards in general, because in our society "award inflation" is rampant.
The director of the event assured me that 3, 2, and 1 ratings were relatively evenly distributed among the bands. A 1 rating in both performance and sight reading earned the sweepstakes award.
A good portion of the success is attributable to parents who encourage their children to practice and eagerly support events such as this. Mr. Struckmann is to be commended too for his work preparing these bands and the vision for outstanding bands at Epiphany. When I complimented him on this, he told me that he always does his best to prepare for these contests. With so many details, something can always go wrong, but in this case it all came together. I'm pleased and proud that it did.
Blessings on your celebration of this weekend,