Saturday, December 10, 2005

I just adore a marching band. My son Joe is a new music band director this year at a high school in Tahoe, and he will hold his first Christmas music program next week. I wish I could be there to hear them play "Sleighride". Music by John Phillips Souza makes me get goosebumps - I love Stars and Stripes Forever. On New Years Day, I'm the one up early, huddled on the couch with a blanket, watching the Rose Parade with all the marching bands. I love watching the halftime shows at college football games - although they rarely show them on tv anymore. Marching bands are so fun!

18 comments:

Autumn Storm said...

:-)
More happy memories (for me too).
Happy lazy Sunday Morning!

mergrl said...

I always wanted to be in the marching band in high school, didn't play the right instrument though (kinda hard to push a piano and march at the same time LOL)

hope you have a great Sunday!

Autumn Storm said...
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Autumn Storm said...

"kinda hard to push a piano and march at the same time" :-)
I just wanted to be the girl at the front in the cute outfit!

tsduff said...

Hey you two - good morning/afternoon/evening! Ha ha -I was never into the drill team or flags - those high white boots and short skirts just didn't look right on me :-D

It would have been nice to have been a percussionist or even the glockenspiel (bells, which I actually did play for one year) but noooooo, for some reason my parents made me play accordian - LOL, not your regular band instrument!

Autumn Storm said...

My father was a famous ('only' in Asia) accordianist in his youth :-), still plays, love listening. Heard somewhere the saxophone and the accordian are supposed to be the two most expressive instruments. Do you still play?

Autumn Storm said...

Oh, and Good morning :-)

tsduff said...

I play for my own pleasure, although not as often as in the past. I always go down for the 4th of July parade in Malibu Canyon where the small community has the big parade and picnic. Our motley crew-of-a-band has won the blue ribbon many years over. It IS an expressive instrument - tugs at the heartstrings. I DON'T play too many polkas though - LOL

Autumn Storm said...

:-)

tsduff said...

Hmmm - There is a definite lag on posting times... maybe Blogger is on holiday today :-)

mergrl said...

awww and I wanted to hear a polka ROFL or not :0)

mergrl said...

Hey you added links (thanks for mine) :0) I'll have to be sure and check out the Iceland ones :0)

tsduff said...

Yeah, klutzo here finally figured out how (slow but steady wins the race :-D)

mergrl said...

LOL you are such a nut!

I really just wanted to make sure it hadn't been there the whole time and I had just missed it ROFL

tsduff said...

No worries - you are very observant :-)

mergrl said...

LOL not usually LOL

Agnes Mitchell said...

Marching Band Music. How wonderful. I don't think people give enough credit to those musical marchers and I've never thought the Rose Bowl float builders get enough credit.

I wanna be a flower float builder in my spare time. (Woops..that was a secret. LOL)

tsduff said...

I wanna be a flower float builder in my spare time. (Woops..that was a secret. LOL)

Not any more... tee hee - applause!!!! What kind of float would you build - what kinds of flowers, seeds, stems, (I AM referring to float building, LOL)would you use?