Last week, I practiced about two hours, which was my goal. I mainly just practiced my solo because although it is difficult, it is fun to play, whereas the band piece that I probably should have focused a little more on this week is tiring, high pitched, and a bit annoying to play, especially without the band. I know almost the first half of the solo and I want to have it completely learned by my lesson this Wednesday. I also need to finish learning a couple of sections in the band music this week, since festival (a band performance that is judged and rated) is coming up this Thursday.
Something that I noticed this week while practicing was that I am finally starting to get more comfortable practicing when I know that people in the house can hear me. I used to be very comfortable with this, but since I have gotten into high school, it's been harder for me, for some reason. I am happy that this is easier for me now, though, because it lets me practice whenever I have time, not just when I have time, and am home alone.
In other news, I signed up to potentially be a part of the pit orchestra for this year's school musical. Last year when I went to see the musical, I could tell that it was a very talented group, and really wished that I was a part of it. Now that I am in the higher band at school, I am invited to join pit orchestra, which I am excited to do. I'll just have to make sure that they rehearsal schedule is not too overwhelming. However, even if it will make me a lot more busy, I will probably still do it; I am willing to put in the time since it is something that I really want to do.