Our first and only rehearsal of the big band Riddle arrangements of Love is Here to Stay and Ain't that a Kick in the Head along with my orchestrations for concert band went surprisingly well. That is always a funny thing to say. Let's just say it went well. If anything, I may have overwritten the concert band parts on Ain't that a Kick in the Head. However, with a little more individual practice before our concert on May 25th, those thick textures may thin out as people become more comfortable with the rhythms and notes, providing a tighter ensemble sound. This joint adventure is very exciting and hopefully it will not be a one-and-done thing.