On the evening of March 6th, The Carnival Band had it’s first performance at the newly remodeled Commercial Drive restaurant, Lime. Grateful for the bigger stage that the renovations afforded, the band spread out and filled the house with music from twenty performers – from trumpets and tubas to surdos and djembes, saxophones and tambourines. The band’s two full sets were well recieved, with standing-room-only in the house until the last round of encores rang out at 11:30.
Among the highlights of the night were some great solos and dancing from some of the band’s newest members, an alto sax and a trumpet player, both just out of elementary school. The Open Air Orchestra Society is grateful for this opportunity to share our music, and hopes to revisit the cozy venue another time soon.