Day Two

The blog below is a summary of Day Two’s adventures. More pictures can be found in the following album (this album will be taken down on June 1): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lk3dxa745abc4aj/KyQqIs4R-6


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The second day of our band trip began with a private breakfast buffet including made to order omelets, fresh mini-waffles, an assortment of fruit, and other breakfast favorites.

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We then headed to Temple University for a campus tour. Temple is built right into the city of Philadelphia and is home to more than 38,000 students. Our students split into two smaller groups and toured the campus. Temple is home to some eclectic sights we saw during the tour beyond the typical locations found on a college. Examples include a school supplies vending machine in the library and giant lawn chairs on the lawn. Feel free to look at the pictures in the album to see them. We then ate lunch at the student center food court.

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After lunch our students walked a block carrying their instruments to the Boyer College of Music and Art. There we took part in a fantastic clinic with Temple’s Director of Bands, Dr. Emily Threinen. I was very impressed by how well our students worked with Dr. Threinen. They represented our community admirably. If you would like to hear a snippet of their rehearsal, please view the album.

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After the clinic we took a tour of the music and art buildings. There were some beautiful sculptures that are pictured in the album as well.

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After the tour we journeyed to Citizens Band Park to see a Phillies game. While there we had dinner at a restaurant in the stadium. We were able to watch almost seven innings before this happened...

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If you look closely at the above photo you will see sheets of rain pouring down onto the field.

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Luckily our students and bus driver were prepared, so we were able to quickly board the bus and return to our hotel. Friday was a long day, but what a ride. I could not be prouder of these students.