I'm very excited about all the opportunities I have this week. I will be traveling to the ITG Conference in Anaheim, CA, to perform, present, report and judge. First on the docket is to judge the final round of the Military Band Mock Excerpt Competition with my colleague, Matt Harriman. Later in the week, the USNA Band BQ will be performing the music of Ray Burkhart on one performance and will be presenting our own recital with the one and only Malcolm McNab on another. I am also reviewing some sessions which will be published in the ITG Journal. It will be great to see so many old friends at the conference. Oh, and I will also pick up my new Weimann Rotary Bb trumpet. Big Week!!!