Well, it's finally March (well, more than halfway through March at this point); one of my favorite months of the year (that's mainly because the month starts with the letter M. As such May is another one of my favorites months, with July and September in there as well.) We've had a couple of snowy days, only one of those instances giving us the day off of school, but I cant really complain about that considering next week is Spring Break.
This month has been changing back and forth from warm to cold to warm to cold. I need my warm weather. Warm weather makes me happy. I thought it was a joke about the whole groundhog sees his shadow thing, but this year, they really weren't kidding.
This past weekend was my senior presentation I, creatively, called, "Hits Like a Girl: Women and Percussion." In this presentation, I talked about the african marimba, the conga drums and timbale, and the steel pan from their country of origin (Africa) to where the instruments grew to be most popular.
Not a lot of people came to see my presentation, which was a little disheartening, but for everyone that came out, they had nothing but positive feedback, especially with talking slowly and clearly. I normally talk really fast, so that's something I've been working on for years.
Funny story (or rather, it was funny to me): During the Latin drumming portion of my presentation, I was performing on the conga drums. Normally, I have the drums set up on carpet, so it doesn't slide, but the stage I was working on was made up entirely of wood, so the bottom kept sliding out. In the middle of one of the rhythms I was playing, the drum was sliding out beneath me, so I had to stop and adjust it, so it wouldn't fall over. Everyone started applauding me, thinking I was finished, but I wasn't. I just moved on to the next rhythm. It's funny looking back on it.
I can't believe March is already almost over. I feel like it had just started. I hope you've all been doing well. Keep your fingers crossed for warm weather.
I'm still trying to get into the swing of writing more of these.