HARLINGEN — “Waiting for the break of day, searching for something to say, flashing lights against the sky …”
Those memorable lines from the iconic band Chicago filled the auditorium at Marine Military Academy yesterday morning where young cadets attended a Beginnings Master Class, by the visiting Chicago tribute band Beginnings.
“ Giving up I close my eyes,” sang Beginnings band leader Mason Swearingen as cadets blew their instruments, the notes starting high and then cascading energetically downward.
“ Woo! Good job!” extolled Doug Woolverton, trumpet player for the band.
The band was in town to play later in the evening as part of the Harlingen Concert Association season and the cadets were planning to attend that concert, too.
However, Beginnings band members came by MMA to share a little of their experience and expertise. About 20 cadets from grades seven through 12 sat attentively with instruments in hand as band members spoke.