The Music of Fireworks

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” –Francis Scott Key

Happy Independence Day! Growing up, I loved celebrating the 4th of July with my family. We had a great view of fireworks from our elevated back porch, so we often invited other family members to our house.… Read More...

A Change in the Winds: The Chronicles of Music Majors, Short Story No. 1

Brandon clamped his large fingers around the thick neck of his six-foot upright bass. He glanced over his shoulder at the clock on the back wall of the concert hall. Would this rehearsal never end? Still twenty minutes until break. He sighed.

The conductor, a man in his mid-thirties dressed in a crisp button-down shirt, waved his arms in perfect precision in front of the violin section.… Read More...