About living a creative life in a small commuity approximately 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Ready for parade

Working as a musician means that you have to work on days when everybody else has the day off. Christmas Eve is one of those days, and our Constitution Day is another. Tomorrow, the 17th of May, is Constitution Day and it's alot to prepare. Uniforms must be brushed and pressed, shirts and gloves washed, collars bleached and shoes polished until they shine. We are among the first ones in the town parade, which is a school and kindergarten parade. We had marching rehearsals last week, and hopefully everyone rembembers what to do when our major commands us. Afterwards we play a concert on the town square. That can be a chilly experience, especially if the weather is the same as it was today during rehearsal. But our day starts early with a seremony to commemorate the people from the (former) local military academy who lost their lives during WW2. I just hope that we don't have to deal with snow during our work tomorrow.



Maya Madhavan said...

I hope there was no snow and the parade and concert went off great.

Patty said...

I love shined shoes ! Your picture reminds me of saturday nights in our house when the children were young. So our black shoes would all be perfect for church I would polish all 6 pairs. The boys and Emery all wore shoes much like what you show in the picture. The girls and I had ones a bit lower in height