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Stidkid #2, first guitar solo

This was at a fundraiser for a friend’s church.  I helped a little. I am very proud of him for wanting to help his friends, and impressed with his guitar playing.  First time he had tried this — I hope it won’t be his last! And this is stidkid#1 and his grandmother, who were about […]


Student Concert

Another successful student orchestra concert is under our belts… The children looked spectacular as usual, and sounded even better. Here is a clip of the Brass Choir, performing a short fanfare from “La Peri” by Paul Dukas, French composer of the early 20th century. I am posting this a little ahead of YouTube’s processing curve. […]


Stidkid #1 and the Big Brass Band

Well, it’s not the best title, it was actually four trumpeters and their conductor from the student orchestra. They played a couple lovely baroque fanfares for an event downtown that promotes after-school activities. Not sure what the piece was, will try to remember to ask the kiddo tomorrow. He’s the one on the left, btw, […]


We won’t renew our symphony season tickets —

— because they effectively closed off the third tier box seats by pricing them well out of our ability to pay, forcing us (and presumably others) onto the floor. Rather than being an elitist thing, this has to do with their refusal to accomodate my allergies. Specifically, the chemical sensitivities to things that most people […]


Guys and Dolls

Well, you heard it here first (maybe):  our acting stidkid once again has a speaking/singing part in the school production.  He will play Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Jr. Research tells us that the original actor of the role was Stubby Kaye, who played Nicely first in 1950 on Broadway, and again in the […]


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