May I just say that playing handbells with the symphony orchestra -- which I just finished doing earlier this evening -- is a magnificent experience!
It's even nicer when the exacting, no-nonsense maestro introduces your group as "virtuoso performers."
Yes, one of the five women in this photo was me, a couple of years ago. You get to guess, if you don't already know me...
Now, only eight (maybe nine) more handbell performances to go in the next week and a half! Woo hoo!
P.S. JoyDad is such a trooper, keeping the home fires burning and taking care of the girls while I do all this.
P.P.S. Update: the show got good reviews (not to mention standing ovations both nights so far!)