Thursday, April 23, 2009

community band night

Day 238 of 365 in the “Marathon of the Dope” . . .

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Last night our family went to see a local community band - my wife plays flute in it.

I won’t tell any lies. They were better than a high school band, but not as good as a professional orchestra.

Bruce Rogers was the MC. No kidding. He is looking pretty old and (again with the no lies) the only thing I can remember him from is the “Drive nights” years ago on TVO when they were looking to get money from viewers.

Still it was pretty neat to see and hear the guy up close. He does have a great voice for this kind of thing.

So the concert consisted of a small orchestra, a jazz band and a quintet of bell ringers.

And I quite liked it. The only problem was dragging along the offspring who was recovering from a nasty cold. Today she is coughing a spluttering again and will spend the day with me getting over it - for the second time.

Highlights were my wife and a flute player doing a couple of duets - very cool and nicely done. Also, one young guy (like 15?) Played a Mozart piano piece (very difficult) and did it extremely well. We were told it was a level 9 test piece so you know it wasn’t easy.

And lastly, the quintet of bell players were pretty neat. They muffed up a few times but the sound of only bells ringing to tunes you know is sort of interesting.

Well, on to my writing and administering to the sick child.

Until tomorrow . . .

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