Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Muni Band Birthday

The secret was out at Los Cerritos Park.

Today is Muni Band conductor Larry Curtis's birthday.

We had a surprise up our collective sleeves.

We go through a thorough sound check before the concert.

First each individual player plays, then each section, and finally the whole band plays while Larry stands with Bob back by the sound board.

Then Larry comes up to the podium to conduct a final check.

This evening he came up to the podium and started to conduct what he thought was the sound check music.

Instead, he got an official Muni Band rendition of Happy Birthday.

He was flabbergasted.

Be sure to stop by and see what other tricks we have up our sleeves.

The concerts are free and start at 6:30 Tuesdays through Fridays until August 15.

Tomorrow: Marine Stadium

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