Bob Taylor asked about those who cranked up their organs for
celebrating Independence Day.
Kenton, Ohio, had a reasonably large parade scheduled on July 4th.
I own a 41-key (95 pipe) Bacigalupo street organ but I didn't want to
haul it in the parade, and it wouldn't work to push it. So I picked
a spot on the public square where the parade would pass and where
people were gathered, and played "pre-parade" music.
It attracted an audience of children, adults, friends, and two area
reporters with cameras, both of whom promised to "do a story" in the
near future. I'm still hearing positive comments from complete
strangers -- even though I only had a single barrel with 8 tunes!
So all I can say is "get out there" and play whatever instrument you
have. Someone will appreciate it!
Todd Augsburger - Roller Organs
P.S. There were also two small band organs in the parade. Thanks to
others willing to share!