We got plenty of fun things coming up: Saturday will feature the Orange and Blue football game followed by Gator Band Lake Day at Lake Wauberg on Sunday.
The Orange and Blue game is an opportunity for high school students around the state as well as alumni to come to Gainesville and play with Gator Band for a day. This program was started in the spring of 2018 as part of Alpha Eta and Beta Xi's commitment to keeping the music alive as students transition from high school to college. A surprising number of high school band students choose not to pursue college band because of the perceived time commitment or uncertainty about the process. Face-to-face interactions with a current Gator Band member in the setting of a football game may help to quell some of these concerns and share the excitement of college band.
The Southeast District Convention is also happening this weekend but unfortunately only a limited number of brothers and sisters will be able to attend due to the football game.
The semester is indeed wrapping up and there's a lot to do. We will soon elect a new executive board and reflect on goals we set at the beginning of the year. As always, please do not hesitate to ask me about ongoing recitals by brothers and sisters.