It’s not the last day of work, as I have plenty of re-organizing to do...but after three years, it’s the last day with these eighth graders. (They all consented to their “performance” being televised.)
I’m ready to recharge. Speaking honestly, this group DRAINED me for three years, but they made it worth it. I honestly believe I’m sending them away better than I received them. A lot of them are NOT going to our feeder high school (I teach in a high-military family, high mobility area), so I’m not going to see many of them going forward, and the ones who ARE going to our high school, many are not continuing band. It’s a little bittersweet, but few things are more poisonous to a high school band than a player who has no desire to be there.
Hope your day is going well, Oppo!