Music To My Ears

Well, it is about time…Last week I went to an Ice Cream Social at the Northside School in Cool, California, to assist my Awesome Wife, Merilee, with her booth. She was there to invite parents to enroll their children in her after school learning center and I was her assistant. As I looked around, I noticed there were parents signing up for and renting instruments for their children to participate in the school band….I went over and introduced myself to Diana Haynie, the Band Instructor, and mentioned I played Alto Saxophone at Pleasant Hill High School. I was First Alto in both the Marching Band and the Symphonic Band…She invited me to come by sometime and participate in assisting the students get a handle on learning how to play the Sax…

My long lost friend found…

So, I am back in band again. I met with the students and assisted them in how to create their embrasure, hand positions, strap tension around their necks and proper reed placement on the mouth piece. We learned to play three notes, B, A and G.  Diana felt a great sense of relief to have an assistant to allow her to be available for the other music students and I felt a huge emotional reconnection to a part of me I set down over 44 years ago… I am so happy to have reconnected to a part of me that I put aside and now I am ready to take it away….and dance in the moonlight….

Lastly, I am so grateful to my parents for supporting me by purchasing this Saxophone and honoring my journey…

6 responses to “Music To My Ears

  1. Congratulations on reconnecting with your creative Musical side. Have fun! Liz

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  2. Merileeawarde Warde

    So happy Honey, you have renewed joy in finding the music inside your heart. Teaching these young students will no doubt bring you continued joy. The timing is divine. All my Love , MAWMAW

  3. This is awesome Dale. Your feeding your Inner Child. John will be proud. 🙂

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  4. Dale, what an absolutely wonderful way for people to reconnect to their musical years! If I had played an instrument I would do that too. However, I can tell people about that opportunity when the subject comes up. Thank you, Patricia Morgan

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