OK I reported yesterday’s band practice was not too good but tonight turned out not too bad. I recruited a young but extremely talented female youth member to sing with us and she picked up on our new song the second time through! We’ve said from the get-go she would be great but she is a bit immature at times and says she gets nervous standing in front of everyone. Although she does solos in “big church” and in fact has this week’s choir solo so I’m not sure how much that is her needing reassurance from us or what but I’ll give her all she needs because she seriously could lead this. And she’s only in 8th grade so if needed, she could do it for several years to come. I all but begged her to come next Tuesday and plan to send her parents emails saying she did great and maybe even a note to her telling her how good she was. And yes, I’m kissing some major backside because we need her.