From Caleb"It felt so good to ring again :-) Right now I find myself in the unfortunate position of not having a group of my own to play with so events (preferably advanced events) are the only opportunity I get to play. And the playing at CRi was excellent! Our conductor, Brian Seemann, expertly led us through some challenging repertoire with very limited time and much technical precision. I truly believe the recorded concert speaks for itself. In particular, "Out of the Silent Planet" (by Alex Guebert) was a highlight for me. Working with highly responsive, young musicians, under a very capable director was a real treat. Another bonus for me personally was having a piece of mine played at the unpublished reading session (The 4th Movement from my upcoming 9 Movement Suite entitled, "The Color Wheel"). It really affirmed the validity of that project and the ensemble read the piece exceptionally well. College Ring-In will be a priority event for me moving forward. My sincerest thanks and love go out to The Houston Bronze Ensemble for giving me some much needed assistance in a very challenging time in my life. Words alone don't express my gratitude in full, but the ongoing friendship between myself and Houston Bronze will be a testimony to that gratitude."