My plane fare for Atlanta in November (which will get here quite soon, actually) is booked. I should begin practicing just what everyone was expecting in earnest. And, while I can practice the piece on the A, the time is upon me when I have got to have the B-flat repaired (not heavy repair, to be sure).
Soon, I shall actually speak in real time with the marimbist for The Mysterious Fruit!
The quest for a brass quintet proceeds apace.
And there may be another handbell choir where a piece or two of mine may flourish.