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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000218.txt from 1998/03

From: Steve Hodgson <>
Subj: Re: marching band
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 11:16:29 -0500

Neil Leupold wrote:
> On Wed, 4 Mar 1998, Scott Morrow wrote:
> > C'mon, Mark! You can't play piano in marching band!!!
> Since when? That's what those big y-shaped trolley things
> are for, aren't they? If they just stuck some lawnmower
> wheels on the bottom, you could do the marching band version
> of Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor. The marching tympani
> would be a smash for the opening bar!

That's a great image, except I'm not sure what the trolley things are
you refer to. Why not go a stage further and have the entire Boston Pops
Orchestra (is it still going?) on a float at the front of a parade. Or
the LSO driven around the Oval at a cricket match - I might be tempted
to break the habit of a lifetime and attend one if I have a week to
spare. Interesting also to see sexism is enjoyed to the full in both
activities ( US Football/Cricket) whether it is women continuing to be
excluded from the MCC (UK cricket organisation recent vote) or prancing
around in frilly knickers no doubt to distract the opposing football
players. Oops - I think I'm getting way off subject here. Sorry!

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