Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Concert Update

I forgot to update you on the concert!

It was rough. But this kind of thing is not for the faint of heart.

We'd be playing along just fine and the conductor would lose his place. Or the trumpets would get a beat (or maybe even a whole measure) ahead of everyone else. Or the singer would come in too early. Or the whistler would leave out a section of the song. Or the host would say that we were going to play a piece from the opera "La Travita" (that would be "La Traviata") Several times I felt very embarrassed to be in the group. That's terrible!

There were some parts of it that I did enjoy...like the maestro's performance hair. Yep. He had a nice hair piece that he wore special for the concert!

Now the tape has to be edited and they will send it off to the PBS stations to air, I would assume, on Veteren's Day. I'm thinking it will probably air locally since it was done here, but I can't see that it would be aired to many other places. I just don't think it was that good of a concert.

But I belted out the Stars and Stripes piccolo solo like I was the proudest little piccolo ever!

1 comment:

scribbit said...

When I was a kid my Dad entertained us on a road trip by burping the Stars and Stripes Forever for about 87 miles. I still smile when I think of that song.