Yesterday, I had an MYA Concert at Pick-Staiger Theater. My group played the first movement of Beethoven's First Symphony. Before the concert, we had a dress rehearsal. The dress rehearsal didn't go so well. My orchestra had trouble keeping a stead tempo. We rushed through the easier parts, and we got lost in the faster parts. Mr. Pearson stopped conducting sometimes, and just watched us. The orchestra kept playing without a conductor, while Mr. Pearson just watched us. It was obvious that we weren't watching him. I was thinking that the concert was going to be a disaster.
An hour and a half later, it was time for the concert. I didn't get to hear the first two groups perform because I was backstage. That's too bad because I heard that the Cadet Orchestra played wonderfully. Finally, it was our turn to perform. We did much better than the dress rehearsal, but it wasn't perfect. It wasn't the best we've ever played, but it wasn't the worse. I think we can do better next concert.