TTU Symphony Band in Chicago

TTU Symphony Band clarinet section on stage at Chicago Symphony Center

It was a pleasure to accompany my students in TTU Symphony Band during their trip to Chicago last weekend. The ensemble prepared some great selections, including Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades, which features a number of exciting solos for clarinet and bass clarinet (you can watch the performance clip here).  I was immensely thrilled and proud to hear my students' outstanding playing at all rehearsals and concert I got to attend that weekend. 

Warming up for at a local HS before the big performance in the evening

Look how happy my students are!

Aside from all the playing, we got to do other fun things as well such as going to CSO/Uchida concert on Saturday evening and spontaneous ice cream social at midnight in downtown Chicago...

An evening with TTU clarinet students at Chicago Symphony Concert

Uchida directed and performed CSO on Saturday evening!

And of course, I took my studio out to a midnight ice cream adventure in the city!

TTU Symphony Band at Chicago Symphony Center

The TTU entourage had fun enjoying the concert from the box seats