An interesting find from the cash register drawer …
I’m not sure if tapping to “retry” is going to help at this point …
Nametag from 30 Years Ago. Some titles remain the same.
30 years ago to the day of this posting, February 23rd, the Danbury High School Band of Lakeside, Ohio journeyed south to Richmond, Kentucky to perform a joint concert with the Model High School Band. As a member of the band at the time and the “Official Band Photographer” (a self-appointed title that I insisted that I write on my nametag), I took it upon myself to document the events of these two days. The second day was spent entirely in rehearsals with both bands, followed by the concert.
Setting up the stage.
Mr. Stephens guides the arrangement of the chairs and stands. I kinda like how Kelli, on the right, is nicely backlit … completely unintentional on my part.
While there was a lot of arranging of chairs and stands and instruments, there was also a lot of hanging around in the backstage area. Mr. Stephens got a little irked about this at one point.
Close-up of the guys backstage from the previous photo: Some of the DHS saxophone players and Ranjan, on the left, desperately trying to look cool among the Ohioans … it must have been that sweater.
Mr. Stephens directing the bands.
Mr. Price directing the bands. If you look carefully, you can see Mr. Stephens on the saxophone, just to the left of Mr. Price’s left elbow.
Tanya and Sarah before the concert. One of my favorite photos and one that was originally backlit quite badly to the point where, in the darkroom, I could not adjust the contrast to keep Sarah’s hair from disappearing into the background. It wasn’t until 2010 when I scanned the negative into Photoshop that I was finally able to properly adjust the photo.
This was one of Mr. Stephens’ favorite shots from the concert, an image that he dubbed “Let Us Pray” …
Mr. Stephens recognizes the DHS Band. Their band outnumbered ours easily by a 2:1 ratio.
An article that appeared in The Richmond Register on Wednesday, February 22nd, the day BEFORE the concert, and completely spoiling the set list.
An article that appeared in the March 9, 1984 edition of The Observer, Model’s student-run newspaper, reporting on the concert.
The concert program.
A letter sent from former MHS Band Director Ken Schubert, congratulating the band on their performance.
A letter sent from Mr. Price to Mr. Stephens after the band returned to Ohio. Note the reference to a massive blizzard … one must wonder if history will repeat itself, 30 years later?
I originally wrote about this day here and here.
Original Flickr set here and here.
30 years ago to the day of this posting, February 22nd, the Danbury High School Band of Lakeside, Ohio journeyed south to Richmond, Kentucky to perform a joint concert with the Model High School Band on February 23rd. As a member of the band at the time and the “Official Band Photographer” (a self-appointed title that I insisted that I write on my nametag), I took it upon myself to document the events of these two days. The first afternoon and evening were spent welcoming the Ohioans to Central Kentucky.
MHS Band Director Mr. Stephens, left, and DHS Band Director Mr. Price, left, after the DHS Band’s arrival at the Thrifty Dutchman Motel.
A small group of DHS students got to take a van tour through Richmond. I’ve written a lot more about the significance of this photo and figuring out where it was taken over here.
Keith and Mr. Stephens in line for dinner at Western Steer Steakhouse. We were told to dress casual; button-down shirts and sweaters (it was still late February and not yet t-shirt weather). Keith and I, being the dorks that we were, wore our red v-neck band sweaters. We were the only ones.
Obviously, this was the table with the cool kids: Wherever Aaron and Stephen sat, a crowd would inevitably gather.
Model Band members Dawn, Sarah, Tanya and Mark, among the DHS Band members. I am posting this one along with the previous one as historic evidence of the decor of Western Steer, which sadly no longer exists.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephens, and Mr. Price. The historic significance of this photo is that it is the first one that I ever took of Mrs. Stephens.
I originally wrote about this day in this post.
Original Flickr set.
Two Snowstorms in a Five-Day Period. A rarity in Louisiana!
We got a little bit of snow last Thursday night …
Morning Sunlight Through the Old Courthouse Door