Monday, March 25, 2013

minor stuff - corsicana swing orchestra

Just noticed that I have not written here for a month.  That should change.  
An acquaintance (friend) from years past has told me that he plans to post 3 times a week.  He feels that if it is regular 3X per then it will get a following of regular people.  And we all want to be regular.  So, so, so, I am going to try that.  Today is Monday.  Logically, I should post again on Wednesday.  [ I wrote that word out to prove that I could spell Wednesday....there are those who think I abbrev. because of speling skils. ]
So let's stay tuned and see how I do.
Right now I have come online to see if I can adjust all those words on top and side of this page.

Side note:  If you want to read a Blog with Drama and other stuff - go read the above friend's blog - it is full of emotion and drama.  By all means don't just read this week's edition - go back a full  year or more.   There is a book in this for an enterprising young writer.  Trust me you will return to his Blog and want to experience his next happening...or at least roll your eyes.
LOW    Life of Wilde.  Just don't give me any credit or notice regarding his work.  
I know nothing!  (Line loaned to me by Shultz)
I am a member of the CORSICANA SWING ORCHESTRA - It is enjoyable.  I get to play my horn and be around people who know what horns are.  Some (most)(all) are pretty good musicians.  It is fun to hear them play.  I figured out that I had not played an ad  lib  solo with a real band since back in the 70s when I moved to Oklahoma and quit playing regularly in the Panhandle.  While my brain thinks ad lib solos all the time, my abilities have diminished, and I don't feel 100% comfy taking off on a tangent.
Anyway, the CORSICANA SWING ORCHESTRA is technically based in Corsicana but the musicians are certainly not.  Even I live 10 miles out in the country.  Our business manager, Jerry Ballew lives over in Teague - several are from Fairfield - a couple from Robinson (that may be Robertson - never could keep it straingt) - we have a County Judge { he is an elected official - so would probably appreciate seeing his name in print --  H. M.  Davenport - good steady reliable, fun drummer }, school teachers, students, retirees, policeman (actually policewoman) - and so forth.  It is quite a mix, and we are still looking for a few more players.
We try to play for money.  Most times we do.  Nobody gets rich doing this.  Some gigs are played for free - for instance performing for one of the local retirement places.  I have often wondered why the City of Corsicana doesn't give us a yearly bit of money to represent them at certain events.  I think it would be good for the community and the band.  On the other paw, that would make us a bit responsible to the mighty City of Corsicana.
If you know anyone who wants a swing Big Band { y'know, sorta like Glenn Miller and those guys } give Jerry a call - he'll book us if we can all get free that day.   Try  903-390-1058.  Lemme know if that doesn't work.   We work cheap.

That is enough for today - must work on my taxes and drink my unsweet tea.

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