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Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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Entries from May 2008

Band Member or Hired Gun?

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The choice between actually joining a band or just acting as a “hired gun” for a gig here or there has come up quite a few times in my career; in fact, it’s gotten my attention again very recently. I tend to enjoy the challenge of coming into a group, learning the material thoroughly, and [...]

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The New Summerglen-Mobile!

May 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s our beautiful new Toyota Corolla! The old Summerglen-Mobile, a white 2001 Hyundai Elantra, had been Christina’s trusty car for a number of years…but it started acting up last summer. One by one, parts of the car gave out, and last Friday we found out the head gasket was going bad. Guh. We bought our [...]

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Best Seat in the House

May 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This evening I played 3rd trombone in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. The work itself is beautiful, and it’s easy to hear the influences of Bach and Handel (a couple of Mendelssohn’s favorites), as well as shades of the Romantic era when the piece was composed. Mendelssohn gave us low brass players [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music · Trombones