Remembering the Music Man

Turning 76 reminds me of “Seventy-Six Trombones” from The Music Man. Every town loves a parade. What’s a town without a parade? Or a big marching band? The Music Man, Harold Hill, arrives in peaceful little town of River City, and convinces its citizens that “they got troubles”. He’s a con man who sells musical instruments, promising to create the greatest marching band the world has ever seen, led by 76 trombones.

Sound and look familiar? No parades. Please, no parades.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, August 12, 2018.

6 thoughts on “Remembering the Music Man

  1. The flim-flam man sounds so reasonable and his proposal is so appealing, right up to the moment he tries to skip town when it comes time for the band to actually make music. Does this sound to anybody like River City might be on the banks of the Potomac?

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