Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful autumn weather that has graced Mt St James these past couple days (when it is not raining!). I don’t have too much to say, as I’m spending most of my time in the library working on big projects and papers. But I did manage to have some fun on Family Weekend and perform this past week with the orchestra!
Two weekends ago Holy Cross invited the parents and families of students to come to campus for a variety of events as part of Family Weekend. While the weather certainly was not on our side, most events went on as scheduled! Although tailgating was tough, our football team beat Lehigh 56-0 (even though the band had to leave at half time to save the instruments!). There were also a variety of musical performances, including the Jazz Ensemble Concert the Friday night (which I was a part of!) as well as a music showcase on Saturday afternoon and two a cappella shows on Saturday evening. Everyone had a great time in spite of the Nor’easter!
This past week was one of my favorite events of the year: the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra concert! We worked on Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 all semester and we were rewarded with a wonderful concert this past week. Thanks to everyone who attended! Our next performance is Lessons and Carols (my other favorite concert)–a big Christmas concert with the choir.
Check in soon for another November update about chamber music recitals and extended orientation events with Gateways!