14 Aug Brass makes first public appearance at Marblehead Maritime Festival
Well it was with great excitement that the hornline made it’s first ever appearance last weekend at the Marblehead Maritime Festival. For some, it was the first time they’d played in public in nearly 30 years, so it was very much appreciated when we received such a warm welcome and gratitude from the attendees of the Festival. We even got a few “encore! encore!”s. We look forward to growing our repertoire over the year so that we can do just that!
“I think this was a great event,” says Guard Designer and Baritone player Joel Dube. “We had a great venue to show our local community what we are all about, and everybody there was very much engaged and entertained with our performance.”
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Joel is pulling double-duty in Arbella, not just designing and instructing the Guard, but playing baritone in the hornline as well. He also performed an ad-lib solo to “Mansions of the Lord”, performed as a duet by Music Director Allen Bourgeois on baritone and Corps Director Lauren Poussard on soprano.
“Every time we make an appearance, we gather momentum.” Lauren added. “People are very excited to hear and now SEE that we are making a comeback. We are getting more and more enquiries about joining all the time. They can see we are building a quality organization and committed instructors at the helm dedicated to making that happen. It’s very exciting!”
Well done to everyone for Sunday’s performance! It was especially exciting to see the whole organization there together, and to see the guard performing to live music. It was a great step forward and the crowds loved us. yay![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]