Wednesday, June 27, 2012

USAF Brass in Blue

The US Air Force "Brass in Blue" presented an outstanding concert in Seward this evening. It was scheduled to be at the Band Shell but with 102 temperature this afternoon, it was moved to the air conditioned St. John's Church. It was just a fantastic concert. The highlights for me were the John Phillip Susa marches: Liberty Bell, El Capitan and the Washington Post but The Battle Hymn of the Republic was also great. The music "took me back" to our early days in D. C. where we would go down to the Potomac and hear the Military Bands perform concerts at the Watergate. Tonights concert was a fitting way of continuing the celebration of my day of "Attainment" (the date at which I reached the point of having been retired from the Federal Civil Service as many years as I worked under the system-32 years). After coffee this morning, lunch in Lincoln with Don & Gladys, a visit this afternoon with Don and Jackie Armstrong, it was a full day. 

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