Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Not All Re-enactors Carry A Musket

 My brother Ben started playing the tuba when he was in the sixth grade, and that was a little more than half a century ago.  He still plays the tuba, and he has collected a few nice ones that make playing a joy.  He has a Civil War era Euphonium, and that was like giving a mouse a cookie. Now he does Civil War music.  All I can do with music is listen, so his talents with instruments amaze me.
The best thing I ever saw musically from him was that the U.S military people handed him a tuba rather than a rifle.  That's pretty darn good when your draft number is 5, and they need cannon fodder for Vietnam. Way To Go, Ben!

PS: Photos from Ben; not sure whom they belong to.

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