The National Community Band 2013

“From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.” ~ John Philip Sousa


Suzy and I will be performing in our third National Community Band concert. We have never been to Boston and really look forward to the trip. The other two times we went to Las Vegas and New Orleans.

The John Philip Sousa Foundation is sponsoring the event. The concert features the music that Sousa used all the time. And the director dresses up as Sousa and directs like Sousa. It is quite an experience to be in this all-star band made up of professional musicians and educators.

imageSuzy will be playing the clarinet and I the tenor sax this year. Getting the tenor sax on the plane is always an exercise filled with intrigue and potential pit falls. Here’s hoping my baby doesn’t end up in the baggage hold compartment of the plane.

My friends from Boston recommend the following attractions during any off time we have from practicing for the concert:

1. The Freedom Trail
2. An air conditioned oyster bar by the waterfront
3. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
4. The USS Constitution

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Suzy is busy booking the flight, hotel room, and car rental. We will get the music sometime in April or May. This looks to be a very exciting trip and one that we are looking forward to.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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