Saturday marked the final concert of the Rye Town Community Band‘s short season and it was great fun.
After five straight days of rain, the sun shone for Rye Brook Day at Crawford Park, and we added a brief soundtrack to the festivities.
As you can see, the band members span decades in terms of age, which is one of the things that makes it so terrific.
We reprised the program from the previous weekend’s 70th anniversary Blue Key concert, opening the concert with “Dear Little Boy of Mine,” just as the Port Chester Middle School Band opened every concert for years.
Other highlights included “Bugler’s Holiday,” which I remembered first playing back in middle school;
A medley from “West Side Story”;
And what would as summertime concert lineup be without a Sousa march? “The Stars and Stripes Forever” marked our finale. (Yup, that’s me, the clarinetist sitting next to Steve, the fellow in the blue baseball cap.)
Thanks to my husband, Basil, our other numbers have also been filmed for posterity and can be viewed on my YouTube channel (click here).
Those of you in the Westchester/Fairfield County area with instruments collecting dust in your closets, join us in September; we’d love to have you.