White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tortorelli Concert Band, Boston, Massachusetts, USA



I often don't know what I might wander by when out and about but in this case, it was impossible for me to walk by the Tortorelli Concert Band truck without stopping to listen. The pipes, and cymbals, and drums, all pounding away with that unique days-gone-by sound.  The fully pneumatic system plays Wurlitzer music rolls.



It was parked at Copley Plaza as part of Boston's New Year's celebration.



And here's how it works: paper rolls with strategically placed holes. Here's a link to a You Tube video if you'd like a short sample of the timeless sounds:  https://youtu.be/7mey3maKgKY. It will instantly transport you to another time and world when life was simpler. A sound of youth and dreams.


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