Just a quick post to say that ODS and I made it home safely. The concert today went really well, considering that the students had only about 6.5 hours of practice time for it.
One of the conductors made a remark about how wonderful and amazing it was that these students, most of whom didn't know each other before the weekend because they came from many different schools, came together with a common goal and joined together to make beautiful music. He said that a lot of adults have trouble working together to reach a common goal, and that he could think of 535 particular ones.
And you could tell the audience was thinking, "oh.... SNAP!"