I recently bought a photo scanner, so I thought I would present some more photos of my time in Spain. Most of these are photos that my wife, Melissa, took on a trip she did with her dad and step mother. They rented a car and drove around to a few different cities.
Also, here is a live recording of the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quartet of an arrangement I did of Charbrier’s España. Enjoy!
Flowers at the Torre de Oro in Sevilla
The Torre de Oro in Sevilla
The Plaza de España in Sevilla
La Mezquita in Córdoba
The Alcazar of Segovia
view of Segovia from the Alcazar
Roman aqueduct in Segovia
Vineyards of Ribeira Sacra
In Barcelona on Saint George’s Day
The town hall of Barcelona (on Saint George’s Day)
Inside the town hall of Barcelona on Saint George’s Day
Monesterio las Hermida near Puebla de Trives
San Pedro de Rocas 7th c. church
My in-laws in front of a shipwreck on the coast of La Coruña
My in-laws in the Pazo Paradela hotel in Puebla de Trives
Melissa and our dog, Bela on outskirts of La Coruña
Melissa and I in front of an Horreo in the Parque de Santa Margarida
Melissa and me around 1995
the bay side of La Coruña
We stayed at a lovely hotel (Pazo Paradela) in Puebla de Trives
In 2011 and 2012, the Navy Band Brass Quartet did a couple of presentations focusing on the diversity in the U.S. Navy and in the Navy Band program. We presented a program about our Hispanic heritage at a local school. This was the music we prepared:
Ritchie Valens, La Bamba
Robert Russell Bennett, Farragut
Joseíto Fernández, Guantanamera
Antonio Romero Monge, Macarena
Cayetano Alberto Silva, San Lorenzo March
Jaime Teixidor, Amparito roca
We had teachers and students all dancing the Macarena at the end of this program–it was so fun to get that reaction, because brass quartets don’t usually get people dancing.
On February 17, 2012, we collaborated with Cory Parker to present a Black History Month program. This was a big challenge for all of us, but it was a meaningful project.
Our program was the following:
Alton Adams, Spirit of the USN and The Governor’s Own
William Grant Still, The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Wade in the Water
Clark Terry, One Foot in the Gutter
John Coltrane, Impressions
Here’s a video presentation the U.S. Navy Band did summarize this program.