Thursday, December 25, 2014

Brass Boys for Christmas

A quintet of handsome young brass players arrived at Patricia's Green in the Hayes Valley last weekend and played Christmas music for passersby.

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has partnered up with the Civic Center Community Business District the last couple of years to offer free outdoor Christmas concerts in the neighborhood, and I wondered if this was the SFCM Brass Quintet in action.

I wrote to Sam Smith at the school for confirmation, and received the following reply, "These are not the same players hired by the CBD, but they look suspiciously Conservatory like!"

So whoever you are, mystery brass quintet, you sounded good and this is coming from somebody who can only take a little bit of Christmas music before turning into Scrooge.

Merry Christmas to everyone, and happy birthday to Heidi, my Santa Barbara buddha.

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