Thanks for everyone's input.........The fellow who suggested "why wait"....its cold around here,so I dont think Ill be doing much "outside" playing....winter and all......and I dont suck,so Im following the "rules"...LOL.......may hit the stores,the malls...they all have the Salvation Army bell ringers....could go do some Christmas music along side of the ringers...Thanks, everyone!!
Bigdub mentioned"thats taking a big risk,not being asked"......Im not going to jump up on one of their stages....just out in the throngs of people....somewhere in the park, on a street corner.......just to say,"hey,Im a trumpet player,and Im good,take a listen"......and I know a ton of tunes by heart....and I can improvise too,quite well....42 years as a musician has given me a vast repitoire of songs, from all genres....jazz, big band,swing,gospel,rock,easy listening......and if during my "street gig" someone tells me I gotta quit........a letter to the editor in the local newspaper will soon follow!!!!!
Back in my HS days, I did a lot of SA Christmas kettle cooperation, that is to say I was part with others in our HS band, and then SA had real kettles ... a big one in front of the Post Office and it was often nearly filled. These days it's tough for SA to place a kettle in an opportune spot. Too, when such are now on mall property it is a much different story ... sadly ... permission ... permission ... permission. Too, If out in the frigid weather a Kelly mpc is an asset.
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Have you ever asked why there are fewer Salvation Army bands here in the U.S.? One of the answers is now there is greater religious intolerance against Christian organizations, yet they persevere to assist the impoverished and OUR TROOPS without prejudice towards their religions. Still once upon a time the Salvation Army in the U.S. had a great band that traveled across America giving great performances. I was lucky enough to see and hear such once when they appeared at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh PA. Too, they sponsored local community bands also, often teaching how to play and providing instruments. Then also, there were three or more musicians standing alongside many kettles.
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