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Upcoming concerts

Here are the upcoming concerts if you’d like to catch me playing some seasonal music: What: The Ohlone Christmas Extravaganza When: 2pm Sat, Dec 11 Where: Smith Center on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont, CA Who: The Mission Peak Brass Band, the Ohlone Wind Orchestra, the Ohlone Community Band, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble. […]

This is what I do for fun!

I am always a little worried when I post my music on this journal. I tend to assume that most folks don’t care about it. In some ways it’s being that geeky kid back in school again: I assume that aside from the rest of the band geeks that no one else could possibly be […]

Kicking ass with art.

The vacation out to Yosemite was abso-frikking-loot-ly awesome. For many, many reasons that will soon become a post of it’s own. Especially since it involves a sooooooper seeeeekrit project Sue and I have been working on. Anyway… Part of the reason I have been a bit quiet here is well, I’ve been on the road […]

Wouldn’t that be awesome…

It’s a small chance. We’re looking into it. And if it works out, I will do my best to convince folks to do it. It’ll be 2 years from now if we schedule it. But there’s a chance that one of the music groups I play in will perform in Carnegie hall. Wouldn’t that be […]


First night of music in the “upper” group last night. We sight read down some decent music. The heavy piece for this concert is “12 seconds to the moon.” by Robert W Smith. It’s an 11-minute beast of a piece. For decades, the highest rating for difficulty on the VBODA scale was a 5. 1 […]


For the last… I dunno … 9 days or so I have been absolutely booked day and night. Work has been overlaid with two gigs at once and all of my music groups had performances. I literally had full-days at work and something going on every night. Tonight is the final exclamation point. I have […]

1 down, 2 to go.

Last night’s concert was excellent. I only boffed one short solo in the development passage of Joh William’s “The Cowboys” overture. It’s a busy piece and I doubt anyone noticed. I was surprised how well an old standby like Frank Perkins’ “Fandango” played down and the closer (Leroy anderson arrangement of 76 Trombones) came off […]

Busy week

This week I have three concerts, two dress rehearsals, and a standard rehearsal. Monday I have a final recording session. And then it is all done for the summer. For folks who might want to attend them: * The Ohlone Community Band is doing a very traditional pops-style concert on Wednesday night. Flyer here. *The […]

Interested in some modern music?

The spring concert is rolling around for the Ohlone Wind Orchestra. (OWO) That’s the “top” band I play in and some days I’m amazed they let me in the door. Damn are they good. Specifically, it is at 6pm this Sunday, March 7th, at the Smith Center on the Ohlone College Campus in Freemont. Details […]


So tonight the ritual begins again. I trek off to the Ohlone Community College campus to blow the dust off the creative skills and work on a bit of music. I made the choice in college to put down the art and go after the tech. At times like this I often wonder if I […]