This month I've started something new at OES, BCS and ACS. For every minute of practice (time spent playing the instrument) logged and initialed by an adult that has heard the practice, it will turn into a mile on our map. The goal is that students will "travel" from Orleans to Orlando, Florida (approx. 1430 miles) before Winter vacation. Time spent playing in lessons counts as do band and/or jazz band rehearsals. The students that reach 1430 minutes of playing time by December 18 will be rewarded with a celebration. Those that don't will have another opportunity as we spend this year "traveling" around the US through practicing..