Hello internetland,
I thought I'd just give the ol' blog a quick update. Earlier this week, I finished up a wind band arrangement of one of my newest Big Payback songs, "Power to Let Go." The Payback will be participating in the Mount Horeb Viking Band Show on April 9, 10 and 11. Part of what we're doing is playing a song with the full combined wind band. It was pretty fun to dust off my old college orchestration book and write parts for flute, clarinet, horn, and the like!

Members of the Big Payback also participated in the Capital Conference Middle School Jazz Fest last weekend, which was a lot of fun. We got to work with some great middle school jazz musicians. And thanks to the wonderful Elizabeth Galewski, we got some nice photos from the event! Here I am pointing at something:

I am now technically on spring break, and I'm really looking forward to using some of my free time to write music. It's been a challenge to find the mental and physical space to do that lately. I will have some time this week! I was going to type something about how a lot of people in our society seem to need to be busy in order to feel happy, but I don't have time. I'm too busy! 

Happily yours,