Day One

The blog below is a summary of Day One’s adventures. More pictures can be found in the following album (this album will be taken down on June 1):


Hello all and welcome to the Symphonic Band Spring Tour Blog. Day one went off without a hitch. Most of our time was spent on the bus, where the students enjoyed spending time with each other and watching family favorites like, “Finding Nemo.” Our bus driver Marty has been a fantastic stewart in our travels. Marty is not only a gifted bus driver, but he sings in a barbershop quartet and can read music. Truly he is the perfect guide for us.


We stopped to have lunch at a family style restaurant. Students had the option of either ordering off the menu or enjoying a buffet. Our students were very courteous to the restaurant’s other patrons during their meals.


After arriving at the hotel band members were given a chance to change for the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Concert. The concert was almost a sellout, and after hearing the group I understand why. The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra lived up to its reputation as one of the best orchestra in the world. Bach’s Brandenberg concertos are some of the most demanding in the repertoire, and the PSO executed them marvelously.


Verizon Hall, the home of the PSO, is located within the Kimmel Center. This is a beautiful facility which houses many music/theatre venues in the heart of Philadlphia. The hall was as much a spectacle as the concert itself.

We are off to a fantastic start, and I look forward to sharing more fun facts with you all tomorrow! As always, do not hesitate to call if you have any questions.


Mr. Bennett