Author: Festivo Winds

Practice, practice, practice.

It’s been a bit dreich here on Coll, but still very peaceful and we’ve been busy rehearsing for our three public concerts.

It’s been a real luxury to focus so closely on our repertoire this week. After an hour of coaching in the venue with Tim we are feeling very excited to open tonight’s concert, as well as listening to the other groups performances.

We also had a brief chat all together about professional development – which has given us a lot of food for thought and motivation for how to develop as a group.

A day at the beach…

Tuesday was our favorite day yet. After a busy morning of rehearsals and a coaching session on our ‘new’ piece with Tim, we got our suits on and drove to the beach. To say the water was beautiful would be an understatement…

As soon as it was time to wave goodbye to the beach it was back to our lovely rehearsal space for a final coaching from Lis before she hopped onto the ferry back to Oban.

Safe to say we’ve completely fallen in love with the Isle of Coll, and are excited and inspired… We feel the guidance from our coaching sessions sinking in and are sounding like a more cohesive group by the day.

Festivo land on Coll!

Smiles all round on the ferry last night before we arrived at our destination: the Isle of Coll. Having been excited about this opportunity for many weeks, and after 14 hours of travel – we were very happy to alight and meet Jonathan.

We woke up today refreshed, and were shown to our beautiful rehearsal space with a view…

After some time to rehearse we had two relaxed and productive coaching sessions with Tim and Lis. We are already incredibly excited about what will hold! Stay tuned…