My biggest hobby is parenting. I am wholly devoted to my kids, and I try to spend every moment outside of my rehearsal schedule with my wife and kids doing family things. I “grew up” around directors that were divorced, on spouse #3, or married to the job, and my one life goal since I was 4 was to be a daddy. I even told my wife when we married that if Band was getting in the way of our relationship I could go sell cars or computers real quick. Luckily, she’s a band Director too, so it didn’t come to such drastic measures, but before I schedule anything I make sure family time is safe and sacred.