Friday, March 18, 2016

Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation

March 9, 2016 Hannah performed with the SAA Orchestra in Statesboro Georgia at the local high school for the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 1 Band and Orchestra Large Group Performance Evaluation. 

Symphony No. 5 Mvt. 4 - D Shostakovich

Serenade Mvt. 2 "Waltz" - P.I. Tschaikowsky
Symphony No. 35 Mvt. 1 - W.A. Mozart

Ogeeche river paddle

Spent the day paddling down the Ogeechee river this past Sunday with Maryanna and Elizabeth.  The river is high so the current was moving at a fairly good clip.  We started at Dashers Landing off Hwy 80 and pulled out at Morgan's Bridge on Hwy 280. Thank you Connie for the shuttle to the put in.
 We started in a wide area that seems calm but the current is already pushing us downriver.
 I am in my 13 ft Ocean Kayak Trident 13 which was big enough in a couple of places to create an issue with some trees that were now a part of the river that are not normally.
 In June of 1959 this was the location of a devistating train crash.  They river was filled with around 175 people on a hot summer day when a train crashed killing 17 in the resulting explosion and fire.

 The river was beautiful quiet and surprisingly void of a lot of wildlife.

 Passing under Interstate 16