MIAGD: Transition Time

MIAGD: Make it a great day

It’s that time of year.

Transition time.

I love it. I hate it. It excites me. It saddens me. I’m most often energized. I’m sometimes emotionally lethargic.

Transition Time is when my seniors prepare to leave and my juniors step up to the plate after being in the batter’s box.

I have three seniors not pursuing music or theatre as majors but intend to join college music ensembles. I have nine seniors remaining with me through the summer to prepare their entrance auditions for placements.

Tomorrow, I bid farewell to the first of my three seniors not pursing music. I’ve had these seniors for five to seven years and I am dreading the final lesson. I seldom make it through the lesson without a tear or two.

In August, I repeat these farewells with the crew of seniors heading off to major in music education and theatre.

While this emotional season of farewells is underway I’m launching the start of college auditions for the next lineup of new seniors who will major in music education, performance and musical theatre. I will once again have eleven seniors but all eleven plan to pursue music education and musical theatre.

It’s an exciting time but also a bittersweet time in my teaching year.

I do love my career-life and the wonderful students with whom I’m blessed to work, as well as their lovely families who continually extend my own family.

To all my 2018 seniors, Godspeed, do your best, laugh your butts off, and always know you are loved.

  • If you see someone who needs a smile: share your smile.
  • If you see someone who needs a hug: share your hug.
  • If you see someone who needs color in their life: share your crayons.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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