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If you’re going to San Francisco …

08 May

Anna SFHello, here’s Anna. You already know that I like music and play an instrument …  in the “Jugendblasorchester Römhild”. Well, brass band might just sound like oompah music to you, but we play far more than just folklore and marches…we also have musical melodies and chart music in our repertoire.

We often have performances or travel to summer camps together.

In our Easter holidays we were in San Francisco …

The weather was great, 20°C and sunshine, but in the morning it was very foggy at the coast. San Francisco is famous for several  sights, e.g. the Golden Gate Bridge; Lombard Street; China Town; Union Sqare and many others.

We had two concerts in San Francisco and the American people liked our German music. One of our concerts was in front of the city hall. We played in a circle and this was real fun.
I think  Americans like Germans, they were totally friendly to us.
In the picture you can see Sarah, me and Lisa, they  play the clarinet and saxophone. In the backround there is  the Golden Gate Bridge… we crossed it on foot 🙂 Great experience!
It was an interesting and exciting trip. I will never forget it.
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4 Comments

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Germany, Hobbies, Travels

 

4 responses to “If you’re going to San Francisco …

  1. Marie-France

    May 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    The people liked your music. No wonder. Playing in a circle: the best way to have everybody join in 🙂 Well done Anna and friends 🙂

    The song said: ” If you’re going to San Francisco
    You’re gonna meet some gentle people there…” That song was up in the chart at the end of the 60’s when I was your age 😉 Things haven’t apparently changed that much with people over there since, have they?

    Did you get a chance to travel up and down San Francisco Hills in cable cars? Did you see the crookedest street in the world over there?
    http://www.amusingplanet.com/2011/10/lombard-streetworlds-most-crooked.html

     
  2. Giovanna

    May 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    @ team Germany: I think lots of people can appreciate band music, it’s the one that enlivens ceremonies, events and rises happy feelings around! And I know the repertoire can be quite different – when I first met my husband, he was a band director 😉 My opinion: playing or singing in a group is one of the best experiences you can have :)!
    @ Marie: music is becoming trendy in our blog … (a new post just coming 😉 shall we add it to our categories? Thanks 🙂

     
  3. Anna Germany

    May 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    You are right, people are still gentle there. Of course, we went to see Lombard Street…funny, isn’t it? And we took the cable car, went to Alcatraz and lots of other sights. Fortunately we had enough time to do some sightseeing. 🙂
    But there is one thing I didn’t do: I didn’t sing like MrsU when walking across the Golden Gate Bridge 😉

     
  4. Giulia

    May 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Hi girls! I have played my clarinet in the musical band of my town,Feltre,since I was 13. In this gruop there are about 35 people from 13 to 80 years old…but we all love music! I like this activity but it takes lots of commitment because you have to study your scores every day: it’s necessary to practice to have a good preparation. The last concert we played in Feltre was on the 25th of April and we will have the next on the 2nd of June:-) In summer we usually go to different places…Last summer we went to Udine,Trento and Rivignano for some festivals. Our repertoire is varied,we have our weekly rehearsals on monday and,sometimes,on Friday,too.
    Bye,Giulia class 2Cs

     

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