Friday, August 27, 2010

Mr. M

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

He let a kid fake-play for 4 years. That says something about him understanding what you really needed from band. I like Mr M. Great story. -Cin

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i had a mr. m for band too who also passed away. he would beep and wave at me each time he saw me walking home from school, even when i was a senior. he was more old fashioned than your mr m., but he sure was kind to us kids.


xxalainaxx

Beth said...

You may not have learned to play, but it sounds like he had an influence on you--in a good way.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I know the feeling, musical talent is not one of my fortes.

Vickie said...

You know, I truly love the honesty of your "flashbacks" - great post.

Debra said...

dude, i had mr. miles for band {i played the trumpet} during junior high {then i dropped out}. he was from philly and used to tell us that he didn't talk fast, we listened slow. that sort of thinking comes in handy now that i live in mississippi. grins, debra

FrankandMary said...

I wish there were more Mr. M's in the world & less Mrs. Defillo's.
~Mary

Chris said...

I had Mrs. M (literally) for band instructor and she freaking rocked. And I played trumpet too, still have it. Looks like shit these days and sounds even worse when I try to play it, ha ha.