Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hannah auditioned and got into the 24th Armstrong Winterfest Honor Band as 7th chair flute.  They went to the college Thursday evening and saw the Armstrong Wind Ensemble play and then were given their music to sight read that evening.  They then came back Friday morning and practiced all day.  Hannah having an orchestra concert that coming Sunday stayed after for that rehearsal so was there from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.  She returned Saturday about noon and rehearsed and then performed that evening.  Jack Stamp the guest conductor for the high school group is professor of music, chairperson of the music department and director of band studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a composer and composed the piece Danzon which the Winterfest group performed.

Dig Down Deep -- Timothy Mahr

Introit -- Fisher Tull

Danzon -- Jack Stamp
3rd public performance of this piece.

The Girl I left Behind -- Leroy Anderson

Savannah Winds

Hannah recently auditioned and was accepted to Savannah Winds.  They held their Season Premier Concert November 18. The group is made up of college students, band directors, other musicians from the surrounding communities.  It gives her the opportunity to rehearse and play with professionals and others who love to perform.

 First Suite in Eb for Military Band -- Gustav Holst
     I.   Chaconne
         II.  Intermezzo
III. March

 Them Basses -- G.H. Huffine

With Quiet Courage -- Larry Daehn

Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta" -- Clifton Williams

Fanfare and Allegro -- Clifton Williams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Armstrong Chamber Orchestra

Hannah is Co-Principle this season of the ACO and picked up the piccolo part.  She had piccolo parts in most of the pieces and a solo in one, Sevilla.

Cossack Dance from "Mazeppa"
 By Pete Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Lake Dance
 By William G. Harbinson

Sevilla from "Suite Espanola" Op. 47, No. 3
Issac Albeniz/McAlister 
 Hannah plays the Piccolo Solo.

By Issac Albeniz/Lopez

Thursday, June 12, 2014

BRAG Day 4

It was a great ride today. 61 miles past the bird dog pet cemetery through pecan groves. I was riding we hit the Millen city limits and I couldn't believe I missed it on the route map. I tried to call Joyce my mother in law to apologize for not letting her know I was coming through town. 

On to Metter #betterinmetter  tomorrow is a 70 mile day to Jessup. 

BRAG Day 3

Day 3 was rest day. We had sever storm roll through that night and the sirens went off and the tent campers had to evacuate to buildings. I slept through the whole thing. Got a good rest and ready for Thursday. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BRAG Day 2

Another long hot ride with hills that would not quit. Going through 2 large bottles of water every 15 miles. 

This was one of the farms we passed on the way. Stopped to take a picture and because there was shade. 

Heidei, myself, Linda and Jourgen at a rest stop. I met them all last year on the ride so was glade to have them to ride with again. Heidei and Jourgen lived in Gottening near Uslar whet I base camped while in Germany so lots of good stories. 

We climbed this hill while being followed by these trucks. It was interesting to say the least. 

Selfie as I was passed by a big John Deere tractor. He went into the othe lane to get around me. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Route map for day 1

Eric Anderson

BRAG Day 1

60+ miles to Thompson Ga. It was hot and long. They have these strange things called HILLS that we don't have in Savannah. The town has turned out in droves and throwing a big party for the Riders. Had a great dinner and now listening to Daniel Johnson Band performing at the railroad depot.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

0 Day. At the 2014 BRAG Start Point

Bike unloaded and ready.

Got my camp site set and ready. A good nights sleep and hit the road in the morning.
Hannah was getting in on the pictures. She said she may want to do this next year. I may have to hold her to that.

Packed For Brag

Eric Anderson

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Scuba Certified

Patrick was recently scuba certified.  he took classes at the Diving Locker Ski Chalet in Savannah as part of an SSI program and then did his open water certification at Manatee Springs Park in Florida.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Armstrong Lyrical Youth Orchestra Fall Concert

The Youth Orchestra had it's fall concert and I have been slow getting it up due to camera issues. As the video starts all the information will scroll across the screen.  I want to send out a special thanks to John Ratliff for his video files.  My video camera decided to spaz out on me during the performance. John graciously sent me a copy of his so I could add them to our site for family.

Hannah was first chair last and this season.  She has  been excelling and enjoying playing both at school and with the orchestra.