We've now issued the final press release, updated the event page with the results, and composed and delivered all of the follow-up letters to be printed and mailed.
We "live tweeted" throughout the day (#GMBF), as well as jotting down notes for the benefit of next year's festival.
The kids seemed to have a great time (hover over the picture at the top of the event webpage, and you'll see!), and one parent paid EMO (Ensemble Musical Offering -- the event sponsor) and Write and Polish (in our capacity as coordinator) a terrific compliment: her “daughter left [the festival] so excited and so thankful to play violin. She said it was one of the most fun days of her life!”
The first place winners in each age group and category (six in all) will have the opportunity to perform at upcoming EMO concerts.
Thanks for the opportunity, EMO! And thanks go each of the entrants, their parents and teachers, for their hard (and fruitful) work.