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Music Man Knows A Good Gig When He Gets One


October 16, 2021

The Florida Bound Wind Ensemble

by Jeff Olsen

Chris Barnes, the Roseau High School Band Director, wasn't singing any sad songs after a year and a half of Covid had shut him down like he had been several months late with his rent payments.

"We're going to Disney World," he was able to tell his wind ensemble - all 72 members - some just ninth graders and some very seasoned senior musicians.

How'd you get the gig in Orlando, Florida?

"We recorded an audition last year, like the day before they started construction on the gym," he said.

Basically, construction workers were deconstructing the entire gym.

"So, the students we...

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