He is having his first concert and is ALREADY nervous because the conductor told everyone she is going to blindly choose one of the violinists to go to the podium and conduct one song. Hahahaha. That'll be fun to watch. Half way through, if he is chosen, he is going to have to rush off stage and hit the boys room. I have a feeling his belly ain't gonna stand up to that....I laugh when I think about it because I know for sure he will do just that if chosen.
Maybe you can get Thomas to practice by conducting YOU, Jim, on a few pieces! (lol)
Thomas, you'll do just fine - think you must know by now that everyone MUST wait for the Conductor, so you can take all the time you need to relax and think things through.
I'm sure you'll remember to look at (and smile at) everyone, then TAKE A DEEP BREATH! 😊
Best wishes for your 1st Concert!