Happily, the group seemed to be much more put together tonight. Our pieces went much better, and overall, received several compliments.
Items of note:
1. The Color Guard still doesn't seem to know what a normal vocal cadence is. After I tried to help them, it got worse - now they have seemingly have no rhythm. 'forward, march' is not hard.
2. Charles Wiley's best observation of the night to the guys: "Life is tough. But it's even tougher when you're stupid."
3. Most interesting moment of the night: The Color Guard forgetting the Pledge, and having my band have to stand, sit, stand, sit (not knowing what's going on) and rush play the guard out. Ahhhhh. They did good.