A big thank you to Mr. Drew Fennell! Drew is conducting the summer wind ensemble at CMU for pre-college music students. The “Queen Anne’s Revenge” spent the past month or so in dry dock, and thanks to Drew and those kids the suite will set sail again on July 18th. Some minor cosmetic items in movement three, and some added material in movement one should book end things quite nicely. The real difference is in the overhaul to movement two, “False Colors”. I am unable to attend their concert as I will be about 13 miles from Blackbeard’s actual wreck in North Carolina.

If you are not familiar with Drew and his music, please check him out! I am a huge fan of Hometown Minatures (both the brass band and wind ensemble version) and that is just the tip of the iceberg with this guy. He is a brilliant soloist, great stick man, and writer. If you have ever heard the RCBB, then you know Drew and his abilities.

Thanks Drew, and good luck to the CMU Summer Wind Ensemble!!!

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