Just Plain Silly
YIKES! Double Take! Triple Take! What in the world is that??? It’s holding the tuner so it must be a conductor. And I’ve only had one cup of coffee this morning. Not a nice way to wake up. I don’t know about the other members of the band, but I had trouble following this thing! And being cue’ed, well, that was just terrifying!
This group is the craziest and “most fun-est” group I’ve ever been associated with! Everyone was invited to wear a costume – after all it was Halloween – but . . . We had everything from innocent cheerleaders, sailors, puppies, unknown animals, creepy faces, Fathom of the Opera, pumpkins, space aliens, and visions of death Hmmmm, vision of death, actually, that’s a good one for a conductor – the death look! We’ve all seen that one!
Everyone knew something was a muck when Bob stepped up to the podium that morning. He literally took “Counting” just a little bit too far. But you had better believe we all counted! Nobody wanted to cross Count Dracula even though it was daylight.
The clarinet section is usually pretty quiet – don’t really know they’re there between songs. But this year everyone was encouraged to dress for the occasion – it was Halloween and the clarinet section got a little carried away. All clarinetists were wrapped in cob webs by a little clarinet being chased by non other than Count Dracula!
He put his horn together! He played! He stayed! So glad to see him come back! Welcome back, Sam. We didn’t totally wreck the band room while you were gone!
He stopped by for a visit and to check on us. It was Grrrrreat to see him again!
Sam thought he was directing “Amazing Grace” but we were receiving behind the scenes directions for “Happy Birthday!”
We played this stunt on John a few months ago so he thought turn about was definitely fair play!
Sam received a bag full of socks – imagine that!
The whole event was instigated by Sam’s former student “Oliver.”
His daughter may be innocent this year but I can’t help but think she had an influence on his grandson’s girlfriend!
When the Cat's Away the Mice will Play
Music is My World
July stripes - pink (almost red) white and blue
Mary’s making Santa hats already! It’ll be here before we know it!
First it was musical socks — now it’s musical shoes!
We were shorthanded in the percussion section so our Founder, Sam, offered to help. However, it was just after break and he hadn’t finished his doughnut yet.
And he wasn’t going to put that doughnut down, either! A new challenge for the conductor-score-reading-expert was to read over the doughnut. It was difficult but possible.
OK. Let’s get this show on the road.
Count – 2 -3 -4
Bite 2 – 3 – 4
Count 2 – 3 = 4
Only our beloved Sam can make a doughnut go thickety thickety thump.
Eradicate Your Problems
This song is dedicated to our own beloved Clarence. Maybe if he had been practicing more (as indicated in this song) he may not have needed to be tied to his chair!
St. Pius X Concert
The Song That Never Ends
The Whole Thing is Off
Poor, poor John. After 30-some years successfully coping with high school students, he has taken on the challenge of Senior Citizens. Feliz Navidad has a strange beat. He describes it as “On on off off off . . . on on off off off . . . on on off off off . . . on on off off off.” Todd Hayden is usually a quiet gentleman with few words but today he cut loose: “The whole thing’s off!”
Bound and Determined
This gentleman was “bound and determined” to set up the entire rehearsal room even though he had already exceeded his energy level for the morning. He found himself “bound’ to the chair!
It seems as though Sam’s crazy socks have created a trend – take a look at these piano socks worn by one of our flute players!
The Great Doughnut Rush
He says he “used to be Don Hines” but we’re not sure just who he is these days!
Bad Boys Sit In Corners
Air! I need air!
All eyes on the conductor?