Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Do-It-Yourself-Sousa Concert

The annual Mount Prospect Do-It-Yourself-Sousa Community Concert, featuring musicians from a variety of surrounding towns, was held on Monday evening, and it was just wonderful.
Sousa Concert

It was amazing to hear the nearly 50 musicians...many who have never played together before, except for a single rehearsal on Sunday so flawlessly.

Among those fabulous players was our very own bass clarinetist....Bill!
Bill After Concert

The weather was perfect, a box dinner from Jimmy John's was delicious (thank you Christopher for the perfect sandwich suggestion)....
Jimmy Johns

....and being in the company of Christopher and Tess (as usual, behind the camera lens), made the evening a real treat.
CK at Concert

The concert also featured a few special touches.

A very talented soprano sang a beautiful selection from "Die Fledermaus", and this handsome, graceful couple waltzed to lovely.
Concert Waltzers

Finally, American flags were handed out to the audience, which we all waved during the rousing grand finale!
Concert Finale

Well done all. I can't wait until next year!!!!