Jul 19, 2008

Ohlone Park, North Berkeley

I brought some snacks to celebrate our first practice with Maya's viola and violin and Hilary's cello just like the old days - a sourdough baguette, red grapes and Annie's cashew dip. If any dip will convince people to join our band, it's Annie's. Although I think I ate most of it myself...

In any case, Maya and Hilary are both awesome and we sound really full with very nearly a string quartet. I've been fantasizing about having a cello to fill out our otherwise non-existent low end for ages. Welcome to the crew, guys!

We've never played in Ohlone Park before, but it was great. Lots of people around, but with plenty of space to spread ourselves out and make some noise. We didn't get any more Sparks offerings, but there were a couple of families who paused to listen for a bit.

Angela (and Vijay, Ciana, Russ, Noah, Devin and Lana) couldn't make it because she fractured her foot. Eek! Think good thoughts for her so she can heal and come play with us again soon! Steven, Molly, Maya and Hilary were making some good sounds, though.

Maybe the best part of today was working out the violin bit of Scenic World and playing around with that song. Such good stuff. We're definitely going to be working that one into our regular repertoire, which we will hopefully be showcasing some time in the nearish future - maybe at a park or farmer's market near you!

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