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Music and Bad Sinuses

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Folks, over the last week, I had to make a difficult decision.

You see, while we were dealing with the pandemic, the band I play in — the Racine Concert Band — was not able to play any concerts. But now that the pandemic is on the way out, the RCB will be playing its entire free summer concert season every Sunday night in July and August.

The thing is, I’ve been battling some health issues. (This should not be a surprise to any regular reader of this blog.) And as of today, I have been diagnosed, again, with an acute sinus infection.

I wasn’t sure, last Thursday, when the RCB had its first rehearsal since 2019, if I could play or not. But that night, I was not able to go to rehearsal as I just felt too ill. As I look forward to playing in the band, this was very disheartening, to say the least.

Anyway, after some thought, I decided that I needed to take a leave of absence from the band for this summer season. This was hard to do for two reasons. One, I love to play. Two, I am — or anyway, have been — a member of the RCB’s board of directors.

So, that’s the upshot. I have a sinus infection, again. And I won’t be playing in the RCB’s summer concert season, though I still urge you to go if you live in Southeastern Wisconsin or Northern Illinois whenever you can. (It’s excellent music, the setting at the Racine Zoo is beautiful, and it’s absolutely free. What more can anyone ask?)

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  1. I’m sorry to hear that, Barb.

    Jasini

    July 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    • Yeah. It really wasn’t what I wanted to do.

      The only thing that comes to mind is a lyric from a Linkin Park song called “Sorry for Now.” That lyric talks of “sometimes, you have to do things you can’t stand.”

      That’s how I feel about this.

      Barb Caffrey

      July 8, 2021 at 4:32 am

  2. So sorry – I feel your disappointment. Hopefully it’s just a hiatus.

  3. Sad to hear your health is harassing you again… :O

    Kayelle Allen

    July 8, 2021 at 8:53 am


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