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Saturday, August 04, 2007

One Week and Two Days Ago

For those of you that don't know, Ste. Genevieve has a Municipal Band, paid by city taxes. John is the director, and I play bassoon. It is made up of old people, like us, and high school kids. We practice every Tuesday and perform every Thursday all summer; 10 concerts a year. All of them are very entertaining, great music, some of them are very hot; me and my instrument baking in the heat coming off the Valle desert blacktop. This past Thursday was our last concert of the season, so my blogging just might become a lot more frequent. I have a ton of stuff to show you and talk about. Anyway, back to the picture, one week and two days ago, 19 month old Char was the guest conductor of the band. Every week this summer he has been the star of the show, running around, greeting all the locals, laughing at John in front, or Sara in back. Chuck, on the other hand, gets two workouts on Thursdays, one with John at the gym, and one at the concert chasing his baby around. So, the band decided to give Char the proper attention he deserved and put him center stage. He was the youngest guest conductor ever for the Muny Band. He did an excellent job, even clapping for himself at the end. This picture at the bottom was my vantage point; right behind the oboes.
If you think Char looks familiar, he's been featured here on the blog quite a bit, but I guess not in awhile. Click here for the last time you saw Char.

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