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orchestra pit xylophones

This is a view of my percussion station inside the orchestra pit. Shrek, The Musical,  had a very successful 3 weekend run at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport, Oregon, in Nye Beach on the Central Oregon Coast. Shrek had sellout crowds and was well received. My job was to play all written xylophone, glockenspiel, tympani, bongo, conga, bell tree, mark tree, cowbell, tamborine and assorted special effects.

I was able to transact plenty of real estate business on my phone during intermission and rehearsals. I gave away numerous slide whistles with my card attached, (I used a slide whistle sound each time Pinocchio's nose grew!) and have made valuable social connections with members of my community.

As I bask in the memories, I feel thankful, lucky and blessed today. 

Please take yourself to a live stage show, you deserve to have fun!




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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Thanks for showing us what a true musician actually has for tools, Barbara.  I am now following you because you seem like a very interesting person!

Jan 26, 2015 07:02 AM #1
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

There is a music school less that a block from my office.  So I hear percussion all day long.

Jan 26, 2015 07:18 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Barbara -- you certainly have a passion for music and I think that's great.  I wholeheartedly agree that a visit(and on a regular basis) to attend a live stage production enhances our lives.   

By the way, Ron Marshall -- good for you for subscribing to Barbara -- you will really enjoy her posts on a variety of topics.  

Jan 26, 2015 07:35 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds like a lot of fun...My other office is my boat and or deer stand.

Jan 26, 2015 08:16 AM #4
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Looks like fun! Great talking to you on the phone today!

Jan 26, 2015 08:34 AM #5
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

That is wonderful that you have a passion for music. And it is important for all of us to have passion in life in addition to our careers (which we should also be passionate about).

Have a great day!

Jan 27, 2015 04:14 AM #6
Barbara Le Pine
Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

Ron, thanks for subscribing! I am honored!

Jeff, hope they are practicing and making pleasant music for your ears. My Mom was thankful when I started taking lessons!

Michael, always a pleasure to see your comments, also, you are in the right city to see a play.... I miss my Pasadena Playhouse!

William, I can visualize the boat, even more fun to visualize the deer stand!

Rob, it is rare that I get a call from my fellow AR neighbors, I am truly glad to know you and will visit for a "cuppa on the riverfront" when in beautiful Florence!

Sharon, I agree with you that we all need a passion, one that we can love, to wrap ourselves around and get lost in. By the way, you are located in one of my favorite places in the world! Both of our Newports are wonderful. Yours is a bit warmer! :)

Feb 02, 2015 02:02 AM #7
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