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: I am practicing the National Anthem to play tomorrow evening at the football game. (I used to have it memorized , but it's been years!) We are doing the Marine Band's President's Own arrangement, very snappy and rapid tempo with lots of brass and snare. Dr. Martinez expects us to practically stand up and salute and I keep crashing and burning-- trying to play and can't. Kickoff will go on as scheduled against West Valley College, but there will be a memorial service and moment of silence before the game starts. Today during the Church's memorial service-- one of my few chances to sing with the MOTAB and I blew it. I couldn't even sing I was so choked up.


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