From the heart of the Sonoran desert where temperatures can easily break one hundred degrees in the summer (and let’s face it, most of the spring and fall too), we know that not many things are worth melting for, but after this amazing weekend spent with our sisters and brothers from across the Western District, we are positive that music is definitely worth melting for. From the craziness that went into planning the weekend (s/o to the WDC Committees!) to the excitement leading up to the event, and finally the weekend we had all been waiting for, the Sisters of Omega and Brothers of Beta Omicron worked diligently to ensure that everything went smoothly and we had a great time while we were at it.
A few highlights of the weekend for those who were not able to make it down to Mesa, Arizona included amazing workshops put on by Dr. Kathryn Kelly, Jonathon Markowski and others, an inspiring Woman in Music speaker Anne McGinty, Reading Band and Color Guard clinic, lead by our very own Jenni Thornton and Holly Paxton, and a selfie workshop with the one and only, Don Jahne. In between all of the scheduled activities, there was time for meeting new friends, catching up with old ones and bonding with the siblinghood of the Western District.
Whether it was your first Western District Convention or how ever many times Angela Chin has attended, there was something new to learn, someone new to meet and something new to experience. Hopefully, by now you have all caught up on sleep, recovered from your #CaffeineWeek crashes and are ready to take on the rest of the school year head-on. So thank you all for allowing us to host WDC 2k15 and we look forward to whoever hosts next year’s convention.
Congrats to our 2015-16 Western District Council and we look forward to seeing you all at National Convention and next year’s Western District Convention. As always, The Best are in the West.
Bear down, go cats!
Spring 2015 Publications Committee:
Loren “FareLady” Wrigley, Kayla “Sass Master” Hodge, Trudy “Longbottom” Eaton and Scott “WHZRD” Suddarth
Tau Beta Sigma, Omega, University of Arizona