2019 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers #123 – Columbus Brewing Company Citra Noel Amber Ale

First Christmas Ale of the season. Focus on hops and malts. Different than the usual XMas brews I’m used to.

2020 Indoor Season

Yes, I know it’s still 2019, but the marching band season is coming to a close and I’m already feeling withdrawal.

Every winter, I break out my camera and (reluctantly) access my non-Twitter social media accounts so I can cover the indoor color guard, percussion, and winds activity for the Ohio Indoor Performance Association and Winter Guard International. After such a banner year for the marching arts in 2019, I am very excited to see what the 2020 season brings us.

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Chick-fil-A ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists – Business Insider

In a press release, the company said it would “deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.” A Chick-fil-A representative confirmed that the company would no longer donate to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, two organizations that have been criticized by LGBTQ advocates.

— Read on www.businessinsider.com/chick-fil-a-ending-donations-criticized-by-lgbtq-activists-2019-11

2019 Alliance TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas!

My first stop on my little TubaChristmas tour this holiday season is a TubaChristmas I have yet to attend: Alliance. Specifically, the University of Mount Union, a place I’ve known more for the powerhouse Division III (or whatever they call it now) college football program it has. This is sad because 1) Mount Union has a lot more going for it than football and 2) I don’t even like football. Looks like I’m about to start fixing that this week.

  • Alliance TubaChristmas
    • WHERE: University of Mount Union, Giese Center for the Performing Arts, Brush Performance Hall
    • WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2019
      • Registration – 5:30 PM
      • Rehearsal – 6:00 PM
      • Performance – 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
    • COST:
      • Performers – $10
      • Audience – FREE!

I hope to see you there!

2019 TubaChristmas

Merry TubaChristmas!

Yes, we still have a couple weeks until the Christmas season starts (let’s finish Thanksgiving first, shall we?), but the TubaChristmas season is almost upon us.

What is TubaChristmas, you ask? Well, it’s when a bunch of low brass players, like myself, get together and celebrate the Christmas spirit by playing Christmas carols in concert for people like you. TubaChristmas has been taking place all over the world since 1974, so it’s about as old as I am. The best part? It’s FREE for people to attend! The performers pay a registration fee at each concert which goes towards expenses such as facilities usage and rental, as well as things like scholarships awarded at each event. It is a purely non-profit event and is a great way for performers and audience members to really get into the Christmas spirit.

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