If you’re a regular reader, you may recall that I’m a band nerd, and an old euphonium player. Tonight I had the rare pleasure and privilege of seeing and hearing the United States Navy Band in concert right in my old home town. Despite the funky acoustics of the high school gym, the sound was wonderful. I’m not given to superlatives, but this concert deserves them. I am greatly indebted to the hard-working folks who managed to put Kennett on the band’s 27-day concert tour.
I particularly enjoyed hearing Roger Behrend play his "Nautical Variations". He is a virtuoso euphonium player, one of the best in the world. I like to think I got a little more out of his performance than the non-band-nerd-non-euphonium-players, but who knows?
Every moment of the concert was transporting. If you could have been there tonight and weren’t, you missed a chance to enrich your life.