Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 67: Jazz

Tomorrow my Jazz Band heads to a nearby city to perform at a jazz festival...featuring a professional alto saxophone player from LA. I'm pretty excited, as this is the second time I'll get to meet the professional (we went last year and he was there), although I'm a bit disappointed that I won't be playing a solo. It's a long story, but I'd love the feedback...and I'm not necessarily going to get any.

Either way, this morning we had a saxophone section (I'm lead alto for the group) and the five of us, plus our director, were discussing our futures. I'm double majoring in English and Saxophone Performance, and like I've said before, I'd love to head into Imagineerng. But one of our songs features the saxophone section on flute and clarinet and a couple people thought it was funny, but I put in my cent of the jazz band at the Grand Floridian.

I love this group, and I've certainly looked up to them over the past few years, especially since I became lead alto my Sophomore year. The Jazz Band is a great group, and I think it'd be wonderful to play with them someday. It's like one of my dreams.

Anyway, I've spent a good amount of time this morning listening to music from the Floridian, and it's kind of funny that it came up today since I spent a good amount of time yesterday writing about just this subject in my memoir. It's like the second time something has connected to the fact that I'm writing about stopping and smelling the roses. Maybe it's a sign that this section should be in the memoir?

Here's today's Disney History: 1983: U.S. President Reagan pays a visit to EPCOT, escorted by Dick Nunis, President of Walt Disney World, and several hundred math and science students from Central Florida. He first visits the American Experience attraction before making an afternoon speech at a podium located on the World Showcase Lagoon, directly opposite of Spaceship Earth. Reagan speaks of the promise of EPCOT Center and what it meant to his friend Walt Disney and to the world.

Have a magical day!