Playing the trumpet was a lot of fun

Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at 1:33 PM
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  • Larry,

    Thanks so much for the blog. The band still plays on!

    -- Posted by Music Man on Wed, Jul 21, 2010, at 7:15 AM
  • Great Story! I too played the trumpet but I attended Central High. Had so much fun and we won several awards and trophys for our many efforts. I hated it too when I graduated because that meant no more band. I go to the parades now and see those kids marching and remember the fun we once had. Sure we worked for our routine when we went to the State Fair and smothered in our wool uniforms trying to get conditioned for that performance but it was well worth it. It would be so nice to go back and relive those days!

    -- Posted by Scorpio1969 on Sat, Jul 24, 2010, at 12:21 AM
  • This takes me back. I played with the WHS band in seventh grade--played baritone, and I think you were on the end of the trumpet row--then moved to Linton where I looked at all the baritone players and a lonely sousaphone player, and asked Mr. Pirtle if I could try it. I continued playing tuba through college and after, and both my sons played tuba, too. (Their mother refuses to have so much as a brass doorknob in the house.) My aunt and uncle, Don and Betty Hutchison, live near the old band room, so I see it occasionally. Folks who saw "Hoosiers" don't believe I actually attended a school like that one--remember the study hall that held all of us from 7th grade to seniors? Mr. Hert was principal when I was there, and Mr. MacIntosh taught math and science. I sat hear Gary Short of Short's Shell Service, Phillip Horton, and others. Jack Messic's sister Carolyn moved to Linton and her folks ran a dry cleaning establishment. Nice pic, but why do you look so old? I still look like I'm 16, even if we did just have our 50th reunion at Linton High School. If you don't believe me, check my Facebook page.

    Thanks for a great column.

    -- Posted by Rod Seaney on Thu, Jul 29, 2010, at 10:25 AM
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