By Judith Green
May 04, 2011
Sunday was a cold, drizzly day - but for those of us who chose to sit in the Kayhi auditorium it was a day of the thrill with music glorious. Our community band members are not all professionals - they don't get paid to perform - yet they provide us with a wea lth of music that cannot be surpassed by any other community.
For today's program Roy McPherson did not hesitate to challenge his band members. They accepted the challenge - and what a grand performance. (At the end of the last piece - a medley of tunes from West Side Story, a MOST challenging piece - 2 members of the percussion section lauded each other for performance well done - I am sure they did not realize that some of us saw their exuberance.) I choose to live here, not just because of the fresh and best food from the sea and berry bushes: but also for the culture, the local Native culture, the culture of 'the last frontier', AND the arts culture our neighbors give themselves to and then share.
Some people in town say: go south if want good ... But I say: stay in your own community for the best: the best of the arts, medical, whatever it might be. I'm glad to live on this island and have this 'wealth' shared / given that we might have even a brief reprieve from our (dreary-rainy) daily living.
Bravo KCCB and thank you.
About: "One who enjoys the local arts activities"
Received May 01, 2011 - Published May 04, 2011
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