After one week, five concerts, and over 30 hours on the bus, The Concordia Band is finally home in Moorhead! We had an amazing time sharing our music and making friends from all over the Midwest.
My favorite stop was our free day in Chicago. Thanks to Lake Michigan, the weather was much more moderate than here in Moorhead. Tragically, that also meant an entire band had wet shoes after a day of traversing an urban paradise. I love Chicago; I have been there before, and my dream is to move there after college. I sauntered up and down the Magnificent Mile, touched a 5000 dollar Alexander McQueen dress, and then visited the Museum of Contemporary Art.
In addition to our free time in Chicago, we also got to spend some time with high school students along the way. We even spent the day at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. It is an art-centered boarding school, and we interacted with their amazing players. I am kind of torn about how I feel about that place. Though I think I would have enjoyed a place like that in high school, I am very thankful for my well-rounded high school education. Thankfully, Concordia offers high-expectations music making as well as a well-rounded education!