Today we spent a whole day with Skills/LAB 2. Its impossible not to remember ourselves at that age, working to achieve the basic skills upon which we now depend every day. We have to salute the students for putting in these 7 12 hour days in pursuit of their goals. In the morning the whole group came to watch us rehearse and have a q and a. After lunch they broke up into their three smaller ensembles. Four of us were attached to each group, and we tried to give them some tips and encouragement.