I realized last night that there were a few things I mentioned here on this blog that I was waiting to hear about or get results from, and then never shared what those results were. So even though some of these are a little bit late, here we go:

  1. I didn’t get into NYO. I was a little bit disappointed, but not surprised. I know a couple of the other horns who auditioned and are doing it and how good they are, so I have a decent idea of the quality they were looking for, and I don’t feel like I’m consistent enough yet. I did get some good feedback on my audition (which was my first video audition), so it wasn’t a waste.
  2. I may be spending my summer with the NYO, but I got a job! I applied for a couple of research-related internships and was looking at a couple more near my home to have for the summer, and I was offered a position at one of them. So I’ll be doing experiments with molecular genetics over the summer. It isn’t exactly pure physical sciences, but it’s a lab job that isn’t far from home with some family friends, so it’s a real blessing. I’m looking forward to it.
  3. I was chosen to be section leader for marching band. I wouldn’t have been upset if I wasn’t chosen, but I’m really looking forward to taking more of a leadership role in band, and it brings a little bit of closure to my questions regarding the interview. S, another first-year guy, and I were chosen, which I think will be a lot of fun. That does mean that I’ll need to be at band camp early for leadership training, so my summer is a little bit shorter, but that’s just part of it.

I think that’s it for now. I’m feeling a little bit stressed because of all the things I have to do by the end of the week. This is the last “full” week of the semester though, so it’s good to know that it won’t continue after Friday.

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