I'm getting ready to brave the snow to perform in the Nutcracker again. Yesterday was our first performance. We did it at the new Akron Main Library in their beautifu new theater. The orchestral percussion parts were only OK, but we rocked the house with the Prince, David Bowie and Duke Ellington numbers. I think that some audience members were expecting a traditional ballet and were quite surprised when we played pop tunes.
Right before the performance, one of my pad mounts broke and I had to repair it with duck tape. I hate those Gibaraltar mounts and now I have almost all of them replaced by Pearl mounts.