Notes From Michael

Just a quick note from Michael Gesme, the Cascade Winds’ director, to the members of the band…

Wow! What a wonderful performance you gave on Monday night. I was downright tickled to be leading such a great evening of music making. I wish you could have seen the looks on your collective faces when you were done playing the Poeme Montagnard. I think that the smiles said it all and the audience loved it. Congratulations and thanks to each and every one of you.

My best wishes to those of you who are leaving us, and to the rest of you, I hope to see you again in the fall. I’ll be looking at next year’s repertoire over the summer, so if you have any suggestions please feel free to pass them along. (mgesme at cocc dot edu)

If you have any music from this past concert, or any concert this past year, please be sure to get it to me or to the amazing Jan Tuckerman as soon as you are able. As a music librarian myself, there is nothing more frustrating than not having a complete set of parts, and nothing more satisfying than filing a complete set away.

Lastly, I cannot recall who gave me the goat toe rattles that we borrowed, and I want to be sure that they are returned to the proper person. Please contact me if you are that person, or you know who that person is!

My best to all for a wonderful summer,