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Hard to tell with the mask, but it looks like a park veteran. From Mix It Up, to MSoRR, to the original drummer of Roll Out the Barrel. So, he'd be very familiar with this role as it's almost identical. He's played in pretty much every show with a drummer in the past few years. He is very talented and his brother was also a drummer in MSoRR, I believe.
 
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Hard to tell with the mask, but it looks like a park veteran. From Mix It Up, to MSoRR, to the original drummer of Roll Out the Barrel. So, he'd be very familiar with this role as it's almost identical. He's played in pretty much every show with a drummer in the past few years. He is very talented and his brother was also a drummer in MSoRR, I believe.
He's the same one from London Rocks and Britmania. Long time park veteran. I've had multiple conversations with him. He's really nice guy.
 

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I sure hope BGW is reading these threads and seeing the positive reception to all these small entertainment offerings like the Oom-Pah Band. These fun, atmospheric shows are all I need from BGW entertainment, and I really hope we'll keep seeing them moving forward - especially in Das Festhaus.
 
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I caught their performance twice last week and enjoyed it. I wish BGW would drop the mask requirement for performers, though. They look silly and at times I wasn't even sure they were playing live (though since the trumpet player emptied her spit valve numerous times, I became convinced it was live).
 
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They didn't wear their masks last Thursday, so I guess they were told to put them back on.

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Yay! My visit there was actually the weekend before that.

I see that the trumpet player still has a covering on the bell of the trumpet, but the sousaphone player no longer does. Those masks make more sense than the ones on their faces, but just fine either way.
 
May 27, 2011
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Awe! We were missing the “Oom” from the “Pah” on Memorial Day. The Sousaphonist wasn’t performing. It sounded quite thin without him, but they were fantastic players.
 
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Did anyone notice the saxophone and clarinet player not smiling at all the whole time? When we were there last week, he didn’t smile the whole show so it was very funny to do the chicken dance with a frowny face on.
 
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Did anyone notice the saxophone and clarinet player not smiling at all the whole time? When we were there last week, he didn’t smile the whole show so it was very funny to do the chicken dance with a frowny face on.
As a sax player.....it really really hurts to try to smile after playing all day. Playing tends to use the same muscles it takes to frown and it really taxes them hard.
 
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Although not the same instrument, I've definitely blown my lips out playing jazz charts on trombone during practice before a performance... And then had to go perform. Facial expression control tended to go out the window.
 
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As a sax player.....it really really hurts to try to smile after playing all day. Playing tends to use the same muscles it takes to frown and it really taxes them hard.
I understand as I’ve played the trumpet for years, but I was just pointing it out as it stood out.
 
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Did anyone notice the saxophone and clarinet player not smiling at all the whole time? When we were there last week, he didn’t smile the whole show so it was very funny to do the chicken dance with a frowny face on.
Just asking because I havent been to the park in a while but have they finally allowed them to play without masks?
 
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Although not the same instrument, I've definitely blown my lips out playing jazz charts on trombone during practice before a performance... And then had to go perform. Facial expression control tended to go out the window.
I hated going from Tuba in concert band, to sax in jazz band/small ensemble, to tuba for orchestra, and back to sax for band (like rock band). My facial expressions would be shot be the end of the day.
 
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