This is the first break in the non-stop frenzy that has been the 2017 reunion of the Navy Musicians Association.
This morning the concert band sailed through its final rehearsal. Wilbur Smith has arranged a program that challenges us but also contains a few old favorites. It's been a long time since we've played "Victory at Sea," but, somehow, the notes can still be coaxed out of our horns.
We'll perform at 1800 for the annual Friday Night Gala. This evening of music, hors d'oeuvres and stories is a highlight in what is actually four days of highlights.
So we're now on liberty until muster at 1745. Until then, we'll try to stay out of trouble, but you never know--this is a Navy town.