Once a year (whether we need it or not), we gather to hone our musical skills and to have a good time. This year, Ptah was kind enough to invite us to his place for the event.
[Allan-01] We had a big turnout for the Annual Rehearsal this year!
[Allan-02] Lots of terrific hors ’d oeuvres, too!
[Allan-03] Ptah fired up his barbecue and cooked some sausages and a pork shoulder.
[Allan-04] There were some tense moments, too, over at the domino board.
[Allan-05] New member Joe Simoni (accordion) meets his fellow musicians.
[Allan-06] The wisteria on the arbor was in full bloom for the accasion.
[Allan-07] Kitty and Claire sample the salad.
[Allan-08] Ronni and Jimmy visit the smorgasbord.
[Allan-09] Patti, Elsa, and Jim enjoy the perfect Spring day with their fellow comrades.
[Allan-10] Now they pose for a “candid” shot!
[Allan-11] Cindy and Hal discuss world events.
[Allan-12] Lee and Bert check out the smorgasbord.
[Allan-13] Marge welcomes new member Ginnie to the band.
[Allan-14] Kitty makes an offer to Bert that he can’t refuse.
[Allan-15] Ptah tends to the fire.
[Allan-16] Bruce, Mark, and Hal are three of our best musicians!
[Allan-17] Paul listens to a sales pitch from Boris.
[Allan-18] Squeezer and Norma share a good laugh.
[Allan-19] There was plenty to eat for the starving musicians!
[Allan-20] Florence loves the band!
[Allan-21] Rich and Jimmy swap lies.
[Allan-22] Rudy and Farris enjoy the good food.
[Allan-23] Percussion Section Leader Doug feels confident that his section will perform at its peak today.
[Allan-24] Bambi, Paul, Boris, Vinny, and Chris recall the days of the transistor radio.
[Allan-25] Bruce compliments Ptah on his hospitality today.
[Allan-26] “Lugnuts” Nelson plays the cymbal hat when he is not on his creeper.
[Allan-27] David, Neil, and Rudy taste the sausages from the grill.
[Allan-28] Ptah is happy to host the rehearsal event!
[Allan-29] Jack spends a contemplative moment.
[Allan-30] The pork shoulder finally comes off the grill, and is enjoyed by the band members.
[Allan-31] Jimmy studies his horn.
[Allan-32] Allan shows his black and white tambourine set.
[Allan-33] Hal and Jack tune up their trombones.
[Allan-34] Meanwhile, percussionists Smiley and Kitty tell tales.
[Allan-35] We may be ready play a tune!
[Allan-36] Elsa is tending to her knitting.
[Allan-37] But Neil is ready to go.
[Allan-38] David decides to make an announcement.
[Allan-39] He has their attention.
[Doug-1] Hans and his mom, visiting from Sweden, enjoy some food.
[Doug-2] Jo-Ellen, Jim, and Leonora are telling stories.
[Doug-3] Doug gets a bystander to take his picture.
[Doug-4] It’s time to play a few tunes!
[Doug-5] Rich explains to Jack how to play the trombone.
[Doug-6] Let the music begin!
[Doug-7] Everyone gets into the act!
[Doug-8] Ronni and Jo-Ellen tune up!
[Doug-9] The percussion section is in good form!
[Doug-10] And the brass is sounding good, too!
[Doug-11] We decide to march down the street, where some neighbor girls meet up with the band. Claire teaches them how to play the washboard!
[Doug-12] We always sound good in the street!
[Doug-13] Paul is a happy boy.
[Doug-14] Patti shows a neighbor girl how to twirl!
[Doug-15] Ronni, Carmen, and Cindy couldn’t be happier!
[Doug-16] It was a great afternoon, as the chairs are packed up to wait for the next event.