Last week I had the fun to participate in our home school band's annual end-of-year picnic.
Each year this almost-day-long event gives the band members the opportunity see each other for one last extended time before everyone turns off their musical pursuits for 3 months of summer. It gives the band parents one last chance to chat with other band parents about what worked for their schooling this year and what they are planning for next school year. It also gets us finally outside of the building for a nice dose of fresh air.
This year I had several discussions with other parents (and directors) about the benefits of not taking the summer off - musically.