The first night we were there, we all went to a reception sponsored by Buffet, who gave us a very generous donation to help us all get there.
My personal favorite part of the entire thing was that Leah was there!! The last time I saw her was when she auditioned at Florida State and spent the weekend with me. We were overdue for a visit.
Then it was concert day, the Profs matched per usual, and apparently everyone loved our concert. Which makes it all worth it! We spent that night as a studio, hanging out drinking and eating pizza. It was really fun. (and Catherine came back from Canada to play with us!)
Supremely successful first ClarinetFest, I'd say. We are so lucky to have been able to go, fully funded. Here's to next year in Orlando ;)