Sunday, April 10, 2011

Have clarinet, will travel

Today I went on a little jaunt to Pinawa, Manitoba. The occasion was the biannual Manitoba Community Band Festival, sponsored by the Manitoba Band Association.

I didn't get any good action shots of the participating bands (Eastman, Assiniboia, Westwood, Royal Winnipeg Rifles or Northwinds, the band I play with) as My hands were, um, kind of full. We collectively tootled melodiously and had a wonderful time.

I did get some lovely shots from the bus from Winnipeg to Pinawa and back again, though. This is the Winnipeg River, which is actually not all that close to Winnipeg:

As you can see, it's also rather full at the moment.

And I got this snapshot of a cute little Class G star when it peeked out through the clouds on our way home:

Ooh, shiny.