I have been a member of the Calhoun Isles Community band for going on 5 years now (I think) and I do not regret for one minute my somewhat impulsive decision to join back then. I love my flute, and I love the music I can make with that group. We had a particularly successful series of concerts over the summer, as we always do, this time with a Minnesota State Fair theme of sorts, with a little bit of randomness thrown in. Did you know there is a Minnesota State Fair March composed by one John Philip Sousa? Sure enough, it was the opening piece for our concert series over the summer. However, my favorite piece of all was "Variations on Scarborough Fair, played here by something called the Rochester New Horizons Symphonic Band:
On my birthday, we played a concert at the Como Lake Pavilion (pictured often on Jimi's and Gzmoohoo's blogs) and I got to play that gorgeous flute solo. It was amazing. I got a standing ovation of sorts. :-) We have a Christmas/Holiday concert coming up in a few weeks (Dec 17, to be exact) entitled "From Russia, with Love: A Classical Christmas." Think the Nutcracker and that sort of thing. It's going to be wonderful.
We don't take videos of our concerts anymore, although we may in the future, but please do check out our YouTube page for some of our greatest hits. I am even in most of those videos!
And now a photo of little tiny Calvin:
Calvin, Day 1. Andy's best birthday ever.