Friday, June 25, 2004

Boy could he play

This afternoon, a friend of mine will be buried. The sidebar has a 'March till you die' link. It points to Minnesota Brass, Incorporated, a Drum and Bugle corps based out of the Twin Cities. One of Frank's dreams was to perform a full season with a Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1991, he picked us, and he fit right in. He was one of the nicest, most personable guys I have ever met.

Frank Minear had some serious chops. His most notable 'gig' was when he performed and recorded with the Stan Kenton band. But his passion was the kids, and he left the stage to direct and teach students in the Olympia, Washington area.

Frank will be missed, but not forgotten. I have put together a short 4 minute tribute video that can be found at the tribute page put together on the MN Brass website here Regardless of your interest in drum corps, or the marching arts, you will be struck by his talent and effortless performance abilities.

Thank you Frank, for enriching my life. You will be missed!


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