The next few hours were spent on Michigan Avenue shopping and eating lunch. A very important moment happened for Mr. C and Mr. Clark that I would be in trouble for not mentioning. As we walked into the famous "Ditka's Steak House" for lunch, there they saw him. Mike Ditka was having his lunch just a few feet away from us. They got their picture taken with him and were both very excited!
We ended the day at Orchestra Hall. We found out before the performance that although we did not get the top rating, we were the only public school invited to the festival, competed against Private Liberal Arts based schools from all over the country and Canada, received a Division I rating from all 3 judges and received a beautiful crystal trophy to share with the school. The concert was magnificent and seeing KHS kids performing on the stage of Orchestra Hall was an experience no one will ever forget.
Tomorrow morning, we load the bus at 9:30 and on the road home.
Between the performances, the stamina, and the attitudes of these kids, I am a very proud director's wife!
So for now, good night!