Rye Town Community Band

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Some notable fun with the community band

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 … Continue reading

The Music Makers

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 … Continue reading

Making the music — and memories — last

What a weekend as Catherine’s prom and the 70th anniversary of Port Chester, NY’s Band Night/Blue Key Celebration collided. It was great — if exhausting — fun. I may need a few more days to recover. Friday night and Saturday found me much as I might have been 30+ years ago, practicing music and revisiting … Continue reading

The Staff of Life

It’s Band Night in Port Chester. I’m here in Old Greenwich, fresh from a killer body sculpting workout I’m sure to feel tomorrow, but my heart is on that football field. The field where I spent too many frosty early mornings to count practicing with numb fingers and sneakers soaked with the morning dew. Where … Continue reading

Time to take note … and maybe leave with it

Followers of this blog know I arrived at midlife with a vow to live out loud. This was a big step for me. Up til then, unless I knew you very well, I was generally a mouse, followed the rules, avoided new experiences and tried to be as low maintenance as possible. That changed in … Continue reading