Saturday, June 20, 2009

Harmonica Camp

The Levittown Harmonica Orchestra

I wish there were a soundtrack with this picture. What are they playing? When I first began playing the harmonica, the kindly Hohner people packed a little sheet of paper with easy- to- play songs charted out. Was one "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain"? I can't remember.

These kids look like they mean business. Dig the girl on our left, with her hand warble. Or the boy with the the chord harp in the second row. Not to mention how cool the hats look until about the second- to- last row. After that it's strictly mandatory harmonica 101.

I have a strange habit of looking at old group shots to see if I'm in them. Actually I think a lot of people do this. Remember Jack Nicholson toward the end of The Shining? So far, I've never found myself in any of them and, sadly, this pic is no exception.


EmLit said...

That is such a great picture. Some of those kids look so pissed, others look like they're eating sandwiches, and some just look happy to be in a picture. Personally, I'd like to see the 25-year reunion picture. Where are they now?

SueWho said...

They're really adorable. Do you think they're from another country, like Hungary or Czechoslovakia or someplace?