Thanks from our audience:
On a Sunday July afternoon
My friend Karl Bach conducts
Such a medley of songs
But “Carousel” is so touching.
It brings tears to my eyes,
So restrained, so romantic.
This consummate musician
Leads the band in a wondrous series of songs.
As I survey the summer scene:
Cargo-carrying ships passing,
Sailboats, a kayak,
Ferries back and fro,
And above me towering douglas firs and lacy western red cedar
In this lovely temperate summer sunshine
It is the closest thing to heaven.
I’m surrounded by families,
Children funning forth with their hair streaming behind
Old folks tapping out the time to melodies.
Thank you maestro and your fellow musicians
You make Port Townsend the community it really is:
People all assembled together
To enjoy the outdoor summer
Which blesses our peninsula on a peninsula.
Port Townsend, Washington
July 30, 2012
"Dear Karl and PT Summer Band Members. I write to congratulate you on your "two in a row" concerts so far this summer - Chetzemoka and the Legion. Stirring selections done with enthusiasm and precision under your most capable direction and inspiration. Your new piece "Saturday Afternoon March" is inspired and delightful. I imagined walking the sidewalks of P. T. enjoying the vistas and hearing the music. . . . Thank you all for your continued passion and expertise!
Sincerely, Beth Mackey - July 5, 2015"