Yesterday marked the start of the competition season for 2017, with our traditional first venture to Dunbar. Fortunately, there was no repeat of the shenanigans of last year; in fact the bus was shockingly quiet throughout - possibly a consequence of it being half-empty.
Anyway, there's not much to say - it was a decent day, a good but not stellar performance, and then a lot of waiting.
In our grade, we came 4th out of 12th (1st! and 6th for piping, 2nd for drumming, 7th for ensemble). In Grade 4A, we came 6th out of 7 (6th, 7th, 5th, and 6th) - but we're not overly concerned about that since that was mostly about gaining experience for next year. So, a very good result, and a good base from which to build - especially since we knew we could have done better.
#22: "The Woman in White", by Wilkie Collins (a book from The List)
#23: "Gears of Faith", by Gabrielle Harbowy