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Alumni Corps Update

Well, we didn't go to Atlantic City in September.  The contest was canceled.  It's probably a good thing it was, because we still need more polish before we are ready to perform in public.  We need soprano players, particularly first sopranos.  Our horn line is open to anyone who wants to participate regularly and join in our fun!  We always welcome Trinity alumni, but we also welcome anyone who was in a drum corps or band and wants to rekindle that old flame.  If you know anyone who is interested, send them our way.

With a lot of practice and hard work, our first song, "Cherry Pink" is sounding better all the time.  We are also working on "For All We Know".  Jim Wedge has produced a beautiful arrangement, but we need sopranos to carry it off effectively.  Members of the Two-Seven Alumni sit in with us regularly, but we need to build our own cadre of qualified players.  Would more of you join us if we practiced on a weekend?  Let us know how you feel about that idea.

While Al Cash was out of town on work, and John Gore was touring with the East Coast Jazz, three generous people filled the gap as interim instructors: Steve Dorgan, Steve Connette, and Andy Halloran.  Thanks guys.  We really appreciate your effort.

Regarding the new uniforms: We have the hats and they look great!  The rest of the uniform will wait until we have a firm paid engagement.  We still need two-valve horns and color guard equipment.  Please contact us if you know where we can obtain serviceable used equipment for a reasonable price.

Our drummers, under the watchful eye of Larry Strong, continue to practice with the Two-Seven in Revere.  We are planning to move to larger quarters, possibly the Jacobs Post in Dedham, so we can all practice together, including the Color Guard.  More on this later as the situation evolves.

Phil Hill joined us from Denver again.  It was great to hear him play his French Horn like he was there every week.

Just a reminder: Our horn line practices on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to about 10:00 p.m. at the Fogg-Roberts American Legion Post in Hyde Park.  Of course, after such strenuous work, we adjourn to the downstairs lounge for Coke, O'Doul's and lot's of memories.  Why not come by and check us out?

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Since our next newsletter will be published in January, 1997, let us be the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, a Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

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