Pep Band Pays Off

March 6th, 2013 by Chris

Many of you know that I’ve been playing with the Cazenovia Community Band. This has been great fun and a wonderful excuse to play my trombone again.

Most of the time I find myself drawing on the experience from the various bands I played with in high school… and trying to remember if I ever knew how to read music well. Tonight it finally happened.

I was able to to draw from that penultimate point in my musical career, the RPI Pep Band.

Yes, that’s right. Not only did this venerable organization of eardrum splitting proportions leave me with dozens of lifetime friends, not the least of which is my spouse, but through its wide range of classic tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s… I was able to draw on our musical stylings when tonight… the Caz Band played music from Chicago.

Not the musical[1], not the city[2] but the rock-jazz fusion band. Yes, tonight we played a medley including the Pep Band favorite: 25 or 6 to 4.

If that pulsing tune is not already worming its way into your Medulla oblongata, I give you:

  1. although I played the music for that in college too []
  2. We played that song last season []

2 Responses to “Pep Band Pays Off”

  1. Heidi Says:

    Didn’t we play that in high school basketball pep band, too? I also, know I played it in Temple’s basketball pep band. It’s everywhere.

  2. Kim Says:

    There’s a community band here, and I’m itchin’ to get started with them. Once life settles in a bit… It was started by a bunch of people who hadn’t played their instruments in decades and missed it. They talked a high school band director into leading it and they’ve now been playing for over a year. I’m not sure if they have performances, but at this point I don’t care. I just want to play again!! I’ll probably borrow my son’s trombone, but thinking about finding a cheapo baritone. Not sure yet…