Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In the afternoon, the group had a discussion with Adams family members and friends, who reminisced about Alton and his influence on the local musical and cultural scene. Our head archivist, Senior Chief Musician Mike Bayes (and the producer of the Navy Music Pioneers program) and his archives assistant, Senior Chief Musician Jim Logan had a chance to ask questions about Adams and what he was like as a father, friend and an influential member of the community.
Today, we'll head to the Adelita Cancryn school, where band musicians will conduct workshops and clinics with music students. It promises to be an interesting and engaging outreach to students involved in their school's band program. I look forward to blogging about the today's activities, and during the rest of this week.
Master Chief Musician Aaron Porter is the Navy Band's public affairs director.