Just To Prove (Part 3) . . . .24 May 2011
That I also played in a jazz band – the Aqualantix. I think I was 17/18 in this picture.
In my last post, Bron said that she also played the trombone and maybe would have continued with it if she’d played jazz which I’d never really thought of before – maybe my interest continued long into my late teens because I played all sorts of music. My social life at this age was taken up with playing in various bands/orchestras/jazz bands and it was great. I was living in a town not known for its nightlife but I got to go to lots of parties. I think the most memorable was playing at a wedding where the bride’s mother had died the day before. A little difficult to make the party go with a swing!
And Lynne asked “Why the trombone”. Answer: “I have no idea”. At the age of 5, I announced to my parents that I wanted to play the trombone. I don’t know where I’d heard one or why I was so interested, but I bugged her about it for months apparently so when I was 6 she organised lessons for me, with the local brass band. I was never more than competent – I’m not a particularly talented musician unlike some of those I played with – but I loved it and it certainly made me the object of a lot of (male) interest!