Had first Royal Pitches meeting today, at Maddi’s apartment in Hadley Village. It was good to see some of them again, especially Maddi, Shannyn and Saralin. As awful as it may sound, some of the Pitches have already started grating on every last nerve. On extremely short notice, the Pitches — along with the Chips — will be singing at the Welcome Back Weekend Concert this Saturday in the Student Union Theater. So now there’s a mad rush to get seven songs together and work them out before Saturday. Hopefully there will be more gigs this semester, and more publicity, unlike the fiasco with MASA Night which ended in only six Malaysians come for the Winter Concert. Then there will be the ordeal of auditions again later in September, and am not in the least looking forward to them. The only bright spot is that only one new soprano is needed — two at the most — so will not have to endure so many new girls again like last semester.