Thursday, September 25, 2014
We had planned a little pre-practice party
to say goodbye to one who is leaving us
to move to another state.
She was our very first member.
Without her, there would be no Yesterukes.
Of course, there was cake.
The surprise was that we got to say hello
to one who has been away for quite a while.
We've missed her.
We allowed extra time for visiting.
The cake was delicious.
It was great when former members stopped by.
Maybe a tall tale or two was told.
Our newer members had a chance to get to know those
who have been in the band a long time.
Then we got down to business...
...and played the songs in our new set list.
The next gigs are going to be good ones!
Yes, we take our music seriously and work hard to make it good. But what makes this band a success is the community it has created. These people have come from so many places and so many backgrounds, brought together by the music. But they have found family here. That is why is we do what we do.
Hello, Goodbye, Beatles 1967
Thursday, September 18, 2014
You'll have to take my word for it. The Yesterukes did indeed play a great program for the senior adults at Buncombe St. United Methodist Church yesterday. I just forgot to make a photo until everyone had moved on to the dining area for lunch.
We have played for this group so many times that no one could remember how many programs we have done there. And they still tell us we are their most favorite entertainment. We think they are pretty special, too.
After You've Gone, Layton & Creamer, 1918
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Almost everyone in the band was in attendance for our first gig of the season. It was good to be back and the audience could feel the enthusiasm.
Over 100 people filled the ballroom. The residents at the Cascades Verdae sang along with us as we played through our set list. We could see them stretching and moving around to watch the band members. They wanted to see who the whistler was, to see who was "cracking the whip," and to watch all the fun that was going within the band.
When it was all over, the residents couldn't wait to come up and tell us that spending an hour with us had made them very happy. That's what we try to do—make people happy. We succeeded this time.