Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Watcher of the Skies (Wadsworth Mansion)

The picture on the left shows just part of the contingent that the U.S. Coast Guard Band (the nonet in the photo is known as the Masters of Swing) will bring to the Wadsworth Mansion tonight (7/08) for the 6:30 p.m. concert on the back lawn of the Estate.

As a member of the Mansion Music Committee, I am of the people who decide "yea" or "nay" if the weather is threatening (decided wrong last week).  Therefore, I fret about the atmospheric conditions most of the day and, judging by what WFSB is saying (as of 6:30 a.m.) -

"A cold front will push into this humid air mass today and the result will be more showers and thunderstorms.  Once again, heavy downpours will be a problem in parts of the state.  Like yesterday, some towns could receive a few inches of rain in a short period of time.  If some thunderstorms get stronger, we may have to deal with gusty winds as well.  High temperatures will be in the 80s as sky conditions vary from partly to mostly cloudy." - I have reason to fret.

Stay tuned (as they say).  In the meantime, here's the USCGB at work performing a piece by its saxophonist Cedric Mayfield (that's him paying the fine soprano sax solo at the 8-minute mark).

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