4/27/13 Saturday Reno Update

 Here we are.. its about 11:30am and were here after a day and a half of clinics and concerts. There are professional musicians here that played with Radio Jazz like Trumpeter,  Ron Miles and pianist George Colligan. 

There are over 350 bands from all over and we're the smallest school, so we feel like a little fish in a big ocean. But, after the big stur the band made last year there is a bit of anticipation over their upcoming performance. The kids will feature their toughest set yet which will include works by Randy Brecker, Raymond Scott, and Leonard Bernstein. But, the biggest thing will be their original composition called A DAY ON ERIC'S PLANET. It's composed in the style of a rather controversial '60s musician, Eric Dolphy. 

This will be interesting...