Thursday, July 3, 2008

Costume Dancer

Her first appearance was late in last summer's Municipal Band season.

She and a young friend arrived at Marine Stadium decked out in high princess style.

When the music started, something remarkable happened.

These young beauties positioned themselves in front of the stage right speaker stacks and began to dance.

Theirs was an ecstatic dance, born of sheer joy and carried along by whatever selection the band happened to play.

They danced their hearts out for the entire concert band set.

As the season ended, I wondered if I would have the privilege of being in their royal presence again.

Fortunately, as the band struck up the first chords of the season last week, the princesses reappeared. Age had not robbed them of their love of music and costume dancing.

I'm hoping to see them again tonight at Marine Stadium.


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