Monday, July 16, 2007

Practice with Kotsubo Marching Band (SMB)

On Jul. 16th, we practiced at Yokohama Shiritsu Kotsubo Primary School. We had a good time during marching practice with The Blue Robins, the marching band of this school.

At first, all the participants were a little nervous, so.....we separated into two groups; a brass team and a perc.+tuba team, and tried to play a ball game ! Finally the perc.+tuba team won! (^^) We soon opened up to each other during the game and we then started to march, play, and ensemble together. It was a meaningful day.

The members of SMB enjoyed playing seriously more than usual. It was a good opportunity for them to explain a lot of things to the younger players, whom they have rarely played with.

In spite of the fact that the members of SMB were accustomed to practicing amongst themselves, it was quite difficult explaining to such a young group of students. They realized again the importance of leadership and the pleasure of music activities.

We would like to thank all the teachers and the parents who prepared for this opportunity just before the event.