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Intermediate Member
Username: george_wright

Post Number: 129
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post

That's right, I played a gig at the White House this week!!

The usual disclaimer: I didn't play an Alembic. I played baritone sax. But still....

In another thread, I mentioned a wedding we played at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport. They liked us enough to invite us to play at the Congressional Ball, the White House's annual Christmas party, held December 8. It was a little at-home, held in the East Room, for some 800!

A write-up is here. There are some pictures, but I'm still working on getting more, along with the set list.
Advanced Member
Username: kimberly

Post Number: 306
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Sweet! :-)

What a great experience! :-)

Best Regards,

Kimberly :-)
Intermediate Member
Username: foth

Post Number: 189
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks, George, for this absolutely amazing story, in all it's glorious detail! I'm looking forward to seeing the set list.

Way to go!

Senior Member
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2030
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 1:19 am:   Edit Post

In the general spirit of Club members cluttering the area without actually bringing their Alembic to share the fun, two weeks ago I was just one block away on Pennsylvania Av, at the Willard, for a week-end. Not at my own expenses, I should add.
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 786
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 6:56 pm:   Edit Post

Congrats from an old trombone player
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 7254
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post

Wow! Great story!

One of the more interesting parts was this little exchange:

“Nobody told us to expect you; your contractor really screwed up!” he said, along with some eye rolling and head shaking. He said this just as the social secretary, coming to vouch for me, came up behind him. “Look,” she said, “I've been working my ass off on this since 6:00am, and I don't need that kind of shit from you!”
Intermediate Member
Username: george_wright

Post Number: 130
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:09 am:   Edit Post

I updated the web page with a link to the set list. (Yeah, we'll play anything; we even have a big-band arrangement of Stairway to Heaven.)
Advanced Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 376
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 - 5:51 pm:   Edit Post

Nice! I hear George throws one heck of a party!


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