1. Once again we are invited to play San Jose's Christmas in the Park the Saturday night before Christmas, Dec. 18 at 8:00 p.m. Please put this on your calendar (for the first time they actually called us). Rehearsals for this event will begin, as usual, in October. This is one of their best attended evenings and one of the largest audiences we play for. Feel free to suggest new charts for this performance.2. Despite our special guest not showing, we had a huge group and everyone was very happy to play the larger-voiced arrangements. This can happen again this Thursday if everyone shows up that showed up last week - there are more great charts in the books we haven't played through in a while.3. Those of you who like movie music, particularly the James Bond themes, check out this trombone group from the University of Arts Berlin:See you Thursday!