As a yearly Great American Brass Band Festival goer, I wish to extend my sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all of you in Danville and surrounding areas who make it the success it is.
I missed only the first year. To me my time in Danville is not just an event but an experience. My sister Kay has kept us hopping over the years and we have always taken in the tea, and I go to the band history conference. The gallery hop has become another favorite to look forward to. Then of course there are the friends in Danville, new friends from Virginia, South Carolina, and elsewhere.
We have our favorite tree that many of us reunite under each year. How fun to dance in the street following the Olympia Brass Band and to find "your" picture in The Advocate-Messenger.