Over the Fourth of July week I once again shadowed Southborough’s Trottier Middle School music director Jamie Clark. Only this time, it was to watch him play his trombone with his brass quintet, Brass Venture (see below), during the Bar Harbor Music Festival, as well as sign copies of Mr. Clark’s Big Band before and after Brass Venture’s performances.
The day after meeting music aficionados at two Brass Venture shows, I met former music students and teachers at Sherman’s Books as they told me about the
affection they still hold for their music directors. Several folks said they miss their own days in middle school band rooms.
If you happen to be in Bar Harbor, I left behind some signed copies of Mr. Clark’s Big Band at Sherman’s.