So I’m at the county admin building during a break in commish – ish action when the strains of a well-familiar tune reach my pricked ears. It sounds a whole lot like the Marine Corps hymn. You know: “From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli…”
By a marching band.
Thinking I’m teetering on the rim edge of a serious Ghirardelli deficiency, I dash outside.
Lo and behold, it’s part of the Montesano High School Marching Band. They’re chugging down W. Spruce Avenue near N. Main Street. Belting out the proudest service hymn in existence. Catchiest, too.
I asked the nice lady with the band what’s up. She says the band is practicing for its upcoming appearance in Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade in Auburn.
How cool is that?
They’re good, too. Almost better than my last raspberry chocolate Ghirardelli’s. Almost.