Wednesday, June 20, 2018

NMA Concert Band -- Day One

We haven't played together in a year, we're seeing the music for the first time, the rehearsall hall still has empty seats and--guess what? The performance is the day after tomorrow. We cross our fingers, whisper a few prayers and take it from the first bar.

The NMA Concert Band is a motley crew of professional musicians, amateurs, and occasional players. Our director, Wilbur Smith, understands this and challenges us accordingly. We work hard and enjoy the work.

The fruits of this joyful work are on display at our annual Friday night performance. Every year, I am astonished by the show this bunch of salty MUs can put together in a few days.

But during those few days, yeah, there are a lot of crossed fingers.

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