this was nice idea, but we should have tried harder.
This photo was taken at the hot new shopping
area in downtown Minneapolis, RiverPlace. Roger had just started
taking trumpet lessons at MacPhail School of Music, and his teacher
was Lynn Deichert. The group in the back is Beacon Hill Brass, Lynn's
group. Lynn is at the far right. Lynn's wife Louise plays the French
Horn, and that's everyone's favorite brass repair guy, Eric Peterson,
in the middle.
The idea was supposed to be that Tina
and Roger were 'wanna-be' members of a fancy brass group, except
that we had marching band clothes, and only played kazoos.
A little far-fetched, don't you think?
But they weren't just wanna-be's. Their
own brass quintet, Classic Brass Inc., was being formed at that
very time, and would continue well into the 2000s.