Friday, July 28, 2006

Today is Friday, July 28; it’s a rehearsal day

We are in Prateville, Alabama.

Photo by David S.

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Today's Menu
Eggs with ham and cheese
cinnamon muffins

Hot dogs
Mac and cheese (a huge hit with the kids)
Fruit cup

Supper (we're in the south, after all)
Kung pao beef
Sweet and sour chicken
Egg roll
Matrix cake


Today's Schedule
7:45 - Wake and cals
8:30 - Breakfast
9:30 - Rehearsal
12:00 - Lunch (percussion lunch served on location at stadium - 4 miles away)
1:00 - Rehearsal
5:05 - Supper
5:45 - Depart for stadium
6:00 - Warm-up
6:30 - Ensemble
8:45 - Run-through
9:30 - Snack/pack/load
11:15 - Depart

Today's Cooks
Jim J.
Jack (arriving this afternoon)
Jody S.
And Carole back as a guest cook!

Today's News
It's a bright, sunny day, with high puffy clouds, and of course, it's hot. The kids are hard at work and glad to be working back at their normal pace, after yesterday's unplanned down time.

Message on the cook truck board says "Please, when inside the school building, you must wear a shirt".

David said the people here are just "wonderful". Again, it's a small town, and their hospitality is amazing. They have been so helpful and generous with their facilities and time. David said that the band director even called a doctor in town, allowing a medical visit to be done in a doctor's office, with an appointment, instead of waiting at a clinic. Just one of many examples of the good people encountered on tour.

Jude helped serve lunch today, as the kitchen staff had to split up to be able to serve lunch to percussion members at the stadium. Everyone pitches in to get it done.

Last night, David said the exterior lighting was limited at the school, so the brass line set up their horn arc, literally within a foot of the front of the cook truck. It was "very loud" and "very cool", he said. It's the little things that make us so happy.

As always, check for the latest official word on tour news, housing sites, mail drops, or other corps information.

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