Memorial Day activities

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by oldlou, May 28, 2012.

  1. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    Will be playing Echo Taps today with a friend I've been playing with in highschool for the last 8 years. Last time we're going to be playing together as we've graduated a month ago.
     
  2. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Did you mean ER, doc?
     
  3. Phil986

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    No Larry, he meant ED as in Emergency Department. That's how people who really work there call it. It's only on TV that they call it ER.

    Our community band had its annual Memorial day concert on Saturday, with numerous patriotic tunes, and the "official" ones: Merchant Marine hymn, On Brave Old Army Team, Eternal Father, Service Medley, Stars and Stripes to conclude. We dropped he West Point March, was a little too much of a challenge and we started rehearsing too late. Many veterans present, including one from World War 2. Our director and old time 1st trumpet player are both Viet-Nam veterans. The thing was filmed by a small local TV station, I'll post something if I can get a link to a vid.
     
  4. applianceguy

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    As I was leaving the house this a.m. I picked up my "B" USA horn to take it to Church with me, as I attend a Men's Bible study and B'fast on Monday morning. My intentions were merely to test the acoustics in the gymnasium, as I need a place to practice, other than in my car. Well I was asked to play taps, as it is Memorial day today, and what do you know, ??? I did not plan it, it just happened that way.., and yes I did a fine job!! Weird, how things just happen like that!!

    Thanks be to those who served our Country, and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice .., for our Freedom!
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    no Taps -- but I just got back from my community bands Memorial Day Parade -- we did 4 marches --- and I was "in the front row" playing a trombone --- Taps was played, but not by our group -- colors were carried in the parade also, and each division of the armed services was there!!!!
     
  6. flugelgirl

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    I sounded Taps today for a ceremony - usually I dedicate it to those close to me whose funerals I was not able to play for. Usually it's my grandfather, who died when I had only been playing a couple of months, and my husband's grandfather, who died while we were too far away to attend. Today I added two more to that list - two shipmates we served with at Navy Band New Orleans died this month. One left the musician community, but continued to serve as a reserve officer, and would be 41 in July. The other retired as a Chief Musician, and was very special to both my husband and I. He cancelled rehearsals so the band could attend our wedding, and was a wonderful person and a great musician. Both of these men were guests at our wedding, and parts of our lives and our Navy careers. They will be missed.
     
  7. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    That's right. It's not a "room", it's a "department".

    But what's in a name? :D

    Mike
     
  8. Buck with a Bach

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    More like Emergency Rooms, MD. The hospital I go to, has expanded a LOT!

    I sounded TAPS at two ceremonies last weekend for the small American Legion post here in Canton South. it's membership has shrunk due to old age. Instead of having their own building, they now meet in the basement garage of a member. My FIL was a past commander there. Two small cemetary's here.........:oops:
     
  9. Comeback

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    No taps played by me, just observation and introspection. I thought of my deceased father, who was a Korean War vet. I got grumpy with my 80 year old mother while we decorated graves of loved ones. I watched my family at a gathering and noticed the general lack of awareness of the significance of the event. I must take some responsibility for that. Many in attendance were my progeny, and I was so distracted that I did not even display the flag! I watched TORA TORA by myself late at night and reflected on those lives cut short in WWII, and others, including a couple uncles, whose lives were forever changed by their experiences. I could have done better at observing the holiday.
    Jim
     
  10. VetPsychWars

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    Memorial Day concert in the Saarinen War Memorial Center on Milwaukee's lakefront. This year they compressed the events so the parade, laying of wreaths, and our concert came one after the other, and we had some people come up to our concert from the ceremony. It was nice to have audience other than family members for once.

    Milwaukee County War Memorial Center

    Neat building, take a look.

    Tom
     

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