- Ohio USA
We performed in Lakeside, Ohio at the Hoover Auditorium on Sunday. While this auditorium has a capacity of 2000, there were barely over 100 in the audience. The program included 14 tunes in the concert, plus a pre-concert performance by the strings. When we played Satin Doll by Duke Ellington (arr. Osterling), I was responsible for playing the second alto sax solo, which consisted of four measures. I was mostly satisfied with my efforts, except that I think I played too softly. We were in the back rows of the orchestra, so it was almost impossible to see any of us, even with those massive screens at the sides of the stage. Still, it was the most exciting venue where the band has performed. I am guessing that we will be invited back again, but most of the audience seemed subdued in their response to us.
Here is the link to the portion that includes my very brief solo (I'm the last of four. Fortunately, I am not visible at all. The director's stand is blocking any view of me!)
Many, many thanks to Nigel for pointing me in the right direction as to how to post a youtube video!