Secondary Characters Present The Hunchback of Notre Dame

My horns getting all prettied up for The Hunchback of Notre Dame For the second time this year I find myself surrounded by a sea of instruments—all my own and that I am responsible for—as I am in the pit orchestra for Secondary Character’s production of The Hunchback of Notre…

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The Music Man: How I Spent The Last Month

Wow, it feels like forever since I’ve sat down and tried to write an article for my site. It could be because I have spent the better part of the last month playing the Reed 5 book of The Music Man. The show wrapped last weekend, and I must admit,…

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My First Time With The CMO

As a saxophone player the opportunity doesn’t present itself very often to perform with a symphony. Last weekend I got to do just that as Canada’s Beatles tribute act performed live with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra—the CMO—at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The Fab Fourever are an accomplished group of performers…

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Being A Professional Musician: Lesson Learned

Being a professional musician for decades doesn’t mean you’re immune to getting burned A year ago I did a favour for my partner’s former colleague. Let’s call her Jane (not her real name). With under a week’s notice I reincarnated my Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble, and performed a two-hour Christmas…

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