Brooklyn in the House

We did it. 

After many months of planning and rehearsing—and lots more planning and rehearsing—the Brooklyn Wind Symphony performed at the 2013 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago.

Two days later and still I don’t know how to process the experience. The word thrilling may come close to capturing the feeling, but it's still not good enough.

I will confess that when the audience jumped to its feet while the last note of Viet Cuong’s “Moth” was still decaying, I had to choke back tears.

This is an invitation to the members of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony: Help me put the experience into words. Tell us in the comments what Midwest was like for you.

Minutes before showtime.

Minutes before showtime.

Posted on December 23, 2013 .