March 23, 2014

Great Weekend and Giveaway Winners...

Printed autograph with a "smiley" face. Adorable!
The North Port Concert Band put together a great show yesterday.

Top of the bill was a thirteen year old lad named Geoff Gallante. He's
been playing music since he was SIX! He started with the cornet and
has since mastered trumpet, flugal horn and piano.We enjoyed a rare 
treat when he performed "Carnival of Venice", "My Cherie Amore"
(a version arranged especially for him), and "Come Back To Sorrento".
He also sang a sweet version of "Que Sera Sera" that left us all smiling.
He was more than happy to pose for pictures after the concert, too.
Geoff autographed my program, so I could say, "I knew him when".
If you look closely at the first picture, you'll see his signature up in the
top left corner. He was lying down on two chairs in the music suite
telling me that he'd love to live here in Florida while he signed it! (He
 lives in the northeast and told me it's cold up there right now.) All that
 talent makes one forget he's still a little boy until we had that exchange.
  He put on his "picture face" for his shot with Handsome. That's not 
the shirt Handsome wore for the concert, but he's always a real quick-change 
artist after they finish playing. Suits and ties get hot under the bright lights! 
Geoff couldn't wait to head over to the  restaurant for something to 
eat, so he just put on his jazz hat and smiled. He's an all-around, great kid.
If you've never heard of Geoff Gallante before, head over to YouTube and
type in his name. (This is a link to a version of "Carnival of Venice" he played
three years ago. He's definitely better after three more years of practice!)
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
Are you ready for the Giveaway winners?
I went to Random Number Generator and here are the results:
 First winner is one of my very first blog friends:
Second winner is one of my newest blog friends:
Sharon Hughson
Sharon: please contact me with your email address so I can get
the information I need to transmit your prize to you. (I already
 have contact information for Twyla and will contact her, too.)
Thanks to everyone who entered. 
Don't be too disappointed. There's another celebration coming in
 ten, short days. If anyone can guess what we might be celebrating, 
leave a comment on this post and the first right answer will win 
a little gift!  (I'll see who read this all the way to the end, right?)

8 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Jacque. said...

Sounds (reads) like you had a great time! YAY! Talented kid...WOW! (I did read all the way to the end, but no guesses on my part tonight.)

Minimiss said...

Well, it's not your birthday and your 5 year anniversary has come and gone now. ............... It is Tag's birthday? My memory is shocking. Can't wait to find out.

BumbleBeeLane said...

I was going to say Tags birthday too. Congrats to the ladies. Warm Blessings! Amy

carolg said...

We couldn't forget Tag's birthday. April is Quinn's birthday month, too!

Createology said...

I too think it will be Tags birthday. Music and food and fun on a wonderful weekend is all the better when you share with such a cute young talent. Congratulations to Twyla and Sharon. Monday...Monday...Bliss...

DeeDee said...

What a fun time.. he looks like he enjoys playing too... Congrats to the winners aswell... :D

Stitching Noni said...

Congrats to the very lucky winners of your giveaway! :o)
I love to see young musicians being given a chance to show off their talent - sounds like you all had a great time!
Now what could be happening in the next week or so... could it be Tag's 3rd birthday?? Me thinks it might be! :o)
Can't wait to see how the young man is going to celebrate his birthday this year!
Hugs x

Kris said...

Congratulations to the two lucky winners!! Whoo! Hoo!!


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