Working Together — Making Music & Donating to Quake Relief

Trombones -- in the Honolulu Community Band

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday evening we went to what was to be a joint concert with the Honolulu Community Band and the Omiya Community Band. Only their flight from Japan was scheduled for two hours AFTER the earthquake! They couldn’t get out!

But, the concert became an opportunity to collect donations for the quake relief efforts.  After the performance we went to Kaimuki and walked by a Japanese restaurant that was also accepting donations.

I thought about B.J. Fogg and his “triggers.” It really helps to Put Opportunity in the Path of People! So, anyone who wants to donate to the quake relief via the Red Cross can just click on the underline word, Red Cross.

Honolulu Community Band

But, back to the Band! Kit is going to rejoin the band. He was one of the charter members back in 1973 when the band began. I’m very pleased he is returning as he really loves music and playing his trombone.

The concert ended with the Stars and Stripes Forever — REAL band music. MARCHES!

As the band was playing, God, I was thinking about how marvelous it is to see so many people working so harmoniously together for the greater good. It made me wonder why it is that we don’t have MORE examples of that, God?  Is it for lack of good conductors? Or lack of the equivalent of “musical scores?”

Now that I think about it, God, I’m sure we have LOTS of examples of “volunteers” working together — it’s just that their work doesn’t lend itself to offering concerts! Thank You, God for people working together to help!

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