And now, for something completely different.
Last week, our HS football team played Belmont. Their marching band came out at halftime and did an excellent rendition of “Eleanor Rigby”. Our band also did an excellent rendition of the same song. And the same arrangement! Afterward, the band captains from our town went over to talk to the kids from Belmont, and between them all, they decided to get the bands together and play it one more time after the end of the game. It’s nice to see that music was able to break through barriers and bring out the absolute best in two “rival” bands. It’s a lesson we grownups could stand to learn.
DS the Elder is the drum major conducting on the left, wearing the bright red cape. DS the younger is playing baritone sax. You can’t see him, but it’s pretty fun to hear a combined band of about 170 kids.
Big thanks to Shirley Fong for taking this video and posting it to Youtube.