I am constantly amazed by the difference in school audiences, especially between middle school grades: 6th, 7th and 8th.


We played for 300 8th graders on Wednesday afternoon, and I made the mistake of calling them 7th graders.  Oops.  …and right they were.  They displayed great respect, especially for the ‘obscure’ parts of the show (roots), and were responsive, but not to the point of dancing mode (except for a bunch of goofy guys).  But that’s expected.  We played a crisp set and the teachers were glad we were back.  A nice, yearly visit with this school in rural NJ.