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Classical Guerillas

Posted at 8:43 AM on November 23, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

Val Kahler's previous post reminded me of a project of mine that never got off the ground.

Back when I was still playing my trombone I thought it would be great to have a group called "The Guerilla Brass Quintet." The idea would be that we'd show up in some public place, unannounced, wearing gorilla masks, and play music for people as they head off to lunch or home from work.

Unfortunately, by the time I came up with this scheme, I was no longer playing with my quintet and never got around to getting some more "Gor/Guerillas" together. Maybe it's time for someone else to take this idea and run with it.

A bandsman I know told me a while back that there's a brass band in Colorado that does something similar. They sort of show up, like an art rave, gathering from all corners of town, and suddenly, they are giving a concert.