The morning was cool but it warmed up to a beautiful sunny day. Sweaters were shed by the Americans while our Ugandan friends kept their warm sweatshirts and jackets on for the whole day!
Dave stayed at the hotel in Kabale wading through a tall stack of invoices and receipts from Muko High school. He is auditing all accounts and revising budgets for next term.
Sharalyn and Karen drove out to Muko to continue the music classes. The students playing in the orchestra range from adults, married and with children, to children ages 10 or 12. Some are staying overnight and we are feeding them three meals. Members are enjoying some unusual additions to their diet, including spinach, meat, and soda. They are intense about their work, practice during their breaks, and attentive during rehearsals.
Plans are underway to videotape both the concert in Muko and the concert in Kabale. Howard and Guma have both been involved in paying deposits for concert security in Kabale, for the meal for the orchestra members and for the venue at the Little Ritz, main stage! Concerts are being presented at 3 pm to allow people to return to their homes before dark. Howard is hanging curtains in the dining hall at Uganda Martyrs to establish a “stage”.
Our dear friends at Uganda Martyrs have allowed the students to use their facility for our camp to prepare the concert. Father John Vianney is also helping us with a sound system.
Generous joined us for dinner at the Cephas Inn, a small change from the dining
at the Jopfan Hotel where we are staying.
Hoping you are all doing well in our absence!