The weather held out just long enough yesterday for the Rye Town (NY) Community Band to finish its annual concert in Crawford Park.
Every year I marvel that how — 42 years after I first picked up a clarinet — participating in that hour of entertaining others with a bit of music is like coming home for me.
All that practicing was torture back then, but ironically created a “happy place.” Judging by the numbers of our group who slog through rehearsals all year long, and the ringers who show up at the last to join our ranks, lots of others feel that way, too.
As always, our concert offered a little something for everyone. You can hear the whole concert here, or some of our selections below.