Thursday, May 23, 2013

Two Down- a Whole Bunch to Go

Summer is a big time for the bands I am part of. Lots of things happening. Even when the Minnesota weather doesn't exactly feel like summer, we have begun it musically.

Especially the Big Band.

We started last Friday with a benefit gig for a local animal rescue group, Camp Companion.


Don't let those sunset pictures above confuse you. It was the end of a day that saw nearly 3 inches of rain in the area, fields were soaked, the air was damp and cool. But lots of people showed up for the benefit, which was great!

Then on Tuesday this week we played for a local day nursery's annual picnic.


Again, it was cool and damp, but the rain had stopped. Finally.

No gigs for a couple weeks then there will be 5 in 8 days at the end of June. A community band concert, the Big Band at a local Ice Cream Social benefit, a parade, trumpets playing the National Anthem at a Twins Game (!!) and then a group of trumpets playing the national anthem at a local DCI (Drum Corps) Competition.

YEP! Summer is exciting... and filled with music. It doesn't get much better than this!

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