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Saturday, August 1, 2009

In Which I Feel Touched by Pride and Patriotism

I am feeling conflicted at the end of the Summer concert season. Happy to have more free time - for a while, but -- NO MUSIC in August. (gasp)

Thursday night we closed with Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. In the last strain, when the flutes are twittering (in an archaic sense) the t-bones lay out until the repeat. I looked out across the park and EVERYBODY was standing. Hundreds of people. Standing. Very touching. It was a genuine WOW! moment

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