Something Random and Fun

Look at this! It’s Guy Boucher conducting the Florida Orchestra as they record a new anthem for the Lightning! And the whole orchestra is wearing jerseys!* It’s the cutest thing ever!

My friend Andrew plays in the french horn in Florida, and he reported that Guy Boucher was “one of the more charming conductors I’ve worked with.” (To be fair, most conductors aren’t that charming.)

I happen to know of a certain Buffalo-based orchestra who would be quite eager to work under the baton of Maestro Ruff. AND we just rehearsed the hard part of Sabres Dance the other day, so we’ve got that ditty all spiffed up and ready to go. Call us, Lindy!

*The jerseys remind me of a funny story from the limo excursion. After we dropped off Vanek and Ehrhoff at their cars, John Sinclair had their jerseys folded up on the seat next to him in the limo as we drove back to the arena. I became quite curious about those jerseys. I asked a ton of questions about the jerseys and what would happen to them next (“Is there, like, a closet somewhere in the arena where you keep jerseys that you use for promotional stuff?” “Is that jersey technically now considered ‘game worn’”? “Is there any chance Vanek every wears that jersey again?”) juuuuust in case the answer would be, “These jerseys will probably clutter up my office for the next two months. Why? Do you want them?”

Sadly, “Why? Do you want them?” was not the answer.

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1 Response to “Something Random and Fun”


  1. 1 Sabres in Seven September 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I happen to know I would give anything to play in an orchestra under Ruff! I think one of my favorite memories (of the fun and not stressful times) of being a music major was playing for graduation my freshman year and having the interlude be Sabre Dance. And then there were the guys who wore their Sabres jerseys underneath their robes and proudly unzipped them as the crossed to podium to display their pride.

    Mmm, probably not a good thing I haven’t touched my instrument since I graduated. I should pick that up again and join an orchestra!


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