Tuesday, May 26, 2009


You find the strangest things on the web. Here's Gary McCurdy playing his tuba in front of the band shell on the square in Washington, IA. I played in their muni band a couple Summers. One time the piccolo player couldn't make it, so he played the piccolo solo in Stars & Stripes Forever (it starts at 1:58 in this version). Or maybe it was the other tuba player, kind of a band geek guy. Either way, it was a sem–fun way to spend a few evenings during the Summer, although the snare parts in Sousa marches are rarely exciting. Looks like they now get a roof of sorts for rainy gigs. Hey, Pat Hazell played there too.

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