Ben wraps up his week to the south of us.  Meanwhile the ensemble is at the Western Division ACDA converence in sunny Tuscon.  More on that soon.  Ben writes:

My education mini-tour of Southern California and the Central Coast this week was a great success!  After visiting La Puente on Monday, I went to University High School in Irvine on Tuesday, drove to the San Luis Obispo area on Wednesday for a full day of workshops with Templeton and Paso Robles High Schools (both participating in the National Festival this month), and finished yesterday with a visit to Morrow Bay High School.  This is the season of high school festivals, so all of these choral groups are in festival preparation mode.

With all said and done, I had the privilege of working with about 200 students, 5 schools, 10 teachers, and 17 pieces of music in the span of four days.