Sunday, March 27, 2011

To the Finger Lakes

Yesterday we travelled across the state of New York to the wonderful city of Auburn. Auburn is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York and it was wonderful to look out side the bus and watch the miles pass us by. Our concert was at East Middle School and their performing arts hall was just magnificent. The concert sounded wonderful; it is so much fun to make music when you are playing for a great audience like we had last night.

To make a great evening even more special, we were treated to a lavish feast prepared by our sponsors, the Italian Heritage Society of Auburn. We ate generous portions of pasta, chicken, and savory vegetables capped off with a gigantic plate of canolis and cream puffs, all prepared by members of the society. Aside from the cooking, they were fantastic entertainers and serenaded us with traditional Italian songs. Then our very own soprano, Chief Musician Tia Wortham, displayed our gratitude with a heart warming rendition of "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini. We were all blown away by her performance; what a wonderful way to end a wonderful night!

Musician 1st Class Jeremy Buckler plays trombone in the Concert Band.

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