I was chatting with a couple dear friends a few days ago, and I jokingly talked about the non-existent marching band behind me. I stated there would have to be French Horns, as I looked at one friend, who looked a bit stunned, wasn’t sure why, and then I added, “And bassoons! Bassoons! Those are the two super cool instruments.”
They both collapsed in laughter at me, for it seems I had uncannily and unwittingly chosen the two instruments that are NOT part of marching bands.
Once again proving my drum major’s beat is very, very different. Perhaps we don’t march, but ride in the back of a flatbed truck?