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04/01/2009

Man! Last night, we played a wedding job with the big band that was the most interesting, fun, and unique event of this type for us, ever!  It was at  Golden Wings Flying Museum.  (Here is a PDF on the museum that shows some of the planes in there.) There are some 30 plus pre-world ware II planes (most from the 20s and 30s) that have all been totally restored and are all in flying condition!  At least once a year they all are flown on a country wide touring circuit.  There is even one planes that was flown by Amelia Earhart, and a Stinson A Tri-motor eleven-passenger airliner from the late 20s, which was actually the very first airliner ever, owned originally by American Airlines.  When it was built, it cost just under $30,000 and airfare was $1 to $2! 

  The wedding ceremony itself was a musical event to behold.  They had the Seward Community Band, a 50-piece group play before and during the ceremony. From that group, there were three smaller ensembles that also played (a flute ensemble of about 12-15 flutes, a sax quartet, and a brass quintet who had one retired trumpet player from the Minnesota Orchestra.  I met and ran into many other musicians who I either knew or had heard of, also.  Having the other players who were guests of the bride and groom sit in and play was great fun!  

 

If Music Ennobles the soul - Then . . . Jazz will set your heart free!

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