Fuel for musicians, today! If you’re in band or orchestra, you may be able to relate to this poem I wrote when I was in high school.
The conductor approached with stick in his hand,
And he sternly rebuked with a firm reprimand.
That my music was wrong, he did rudely inform,
One more time did I have, and I ought to reform.
I did bow with a blush and I tried to do right,
But, alas! did I fail and I didn’t feel bright.
Then my standmate did whisper and gave me a wink,
“In truth you did fine, you did more than you think!”
So I waited and waited for bad news to come,
But my standmate was right about what I’d become.
The conductor continued with nary a glance,
But I didn’t mind, I improved at the chance!
Just remember to practice and improve whenever you get a chance. Happy Friday!