I went with a few friends out to Zilker Park yesterday, for to listen to the Austin Symphony and watch fireworks. I think it’s safe to say it was the most fun I’ve had in several days. Of course, they played the 1812 Overture; they even had someone (I think it was the Texas Guard) firing an actual cannon. Great stuff. Then a selection of Sousa marches, two of which I recognized (Semper Fidelis and Hail to the Spirit of Liberty) and one that I didn’t. I guess I should listen to Paul’s recording, and see if I can figure out what it was.
I definitely think I should start going to more ASO performances; I think I even get a discount of some kind with my KMFA member’s card.
Oh, and if you’re ever at Zilker Park, and you think “You know, it’s not that far back to the car” (which is parked at 15th and Red River) . . . Think again. It is that far back to the car.
Update: Apparently it was the Texas National Guard Salute Battery.