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Tuning: The Florence Band – A poem by John Nelson

Tuning: the Florence Band

Not yet our full attention yet something like hush

Priscilla is about to raise her baton

Then carve a beat into the unsuspecting air

Now for two measured hours this night

Each horn will slowly warm until

Nothing else matters but this sound

Edging closer to its Platonic form

By peg, slide, cork and neck

Listen now beneath the round

A note comes first through the fingers

Then the mind and last the heart listens

So willing each one of us


 a poem by John Nelson (tenor saxophone) xii.2017

Summer 2017 Performance Schedule

We will be performing at multiple locations throughout the summer. We hope to see you at the following events!

  • Concert on the Porch, Florence Civic Center, Thursday, June 22, 6:30pm
  • Northampton Family Fourth Celebration, Saturday, June 24, 8:30pm (rain date Sunday, June 25)
  • Chesterfield 4th of July Parade, Chesterfield, 10:30am
  • Linda Manor, Haydenville, Wednesday, July 12, 6:30pm
  • Hampshire County Jail & House of Corrections, Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm
  • Rockridge Retirement Community, Wednesday, August 2, 6:30pm
  • Care One, Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm
  • Northampton Historical Society Ice Cream Social, Sunday August 20, 2:00pm