Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Here we are in the month of March. The ides of March. March hares. March of Time - remember that series? In grade school, they showed it to us as a history lesson. Most of it was like watching newsreel footage. The narrator had a very stentorian presentation voice. It was a good time to put your head down and take a snooze.

Marching bands - our high school band marched at football games, and also competed in Washington, D.C. We took one band trip up to Canada, too. Our director, Quayle Andrews, was a dictator (or so it seemed to us students), and was very strict about everything involved in the band. I remember several people quitting band because of him, but I think that his passion was what made our school music program a good one. He invited artists to come to the school for special classes and to take part in our concerts. I remember Urbie Green and Chuck Mangione coming to Brockport.

March: in like a lion and out like a lamb; or in like a lamb, out like a lion. This refers to the changible March weather. This year, it was in like a lion, so we'll look forward to better weather at the end of the month.

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