Sunday, August 2, 2009
I played tuba with the New Horizons Band at 2:30 yesterday on the 'Floating Stage' in Bemus Point. Yes, the large 60' X 60' dock-like stage actually floats on Chautauqua Lake. There was a large crowd on the shore in front of us with many audience members in boats floating all around us.
It was a beautiful afternoon in a gorgeous setting.
In the evening, I played trombone with Dr. Rick's Big Band in Jamestown at the St. John's 'Italian Fest.' We played 3 hours of big band and swing tunes. There was a huge, responsive crowd.