The Rozsa has been quiet for about two hours; the kids, instructors, and staff are safely on their way into the rainy night. The night patrol has already been through making sure everything is locked up tight. It is, the door will lock behind me when my work is done. I was tempted to turn on a little music while I catch up on camp affairs, read emails, post new sponsors, note down tasks for the tomorrow, but the silence is really feeling great right now.
Today went better than expected with the primary goal being to organize the kids in to bands. I use the term “bands” a little loosely here because the final concert is much more about “acts”, combinations of kids playing together to perform songs. Initially though, organizing kids into, in this case, five bands really helps make good use of our rehearsal spaces.
Our process for putting band together this year involved a deck of cards with a kids picture on each card. Over the weekend we just kept laying the cards out in combinations looking at the pro and cons of the various groups. We also look for input from the kids once they are in a band to see if that band is working for them. The first couple of days are all about finding the combinations of kids that feels good and works. I’m sure we’ll be making some changes tomorrow.
I was hoping to be posting photos and video to this we page and Facebook throughout the day, but it was all just a little took hectic. I’m capturing video footage now and will cook up a little video and post it sometime tomorrow. So stay tuned. Josh from Root Notes Radio (internet radio) was here all day today capturing doing interviews and recording music. I can’t wait see what kind of show he puts together. As soon as Josh is set to air his first show, I’ll let everyone know when.
Photos are courtesy of Ray Bosley.