January 9, 2008
Tomorrow, I fly to Oklahoma City to work with the Central Oklahoma honor band on a (once) new piece called “Clocking.” The premiere was supposed to have been last January, but the entire concert was canceled after I arrived because of a major ice storm. My flight out of Oklahoma City was also canceled, but I was driven to Dallas to catch my connecting flight home. Within five minutes of take-off, the plane was struck by lightning. I wrote about the whole experience here.
Needless to say, I hope the return trip goes a little better.