Last night was one of the summer concerts performed by the Compton Heights Concert Band in Tower Grove Park. As is their custom, they had a guest soloist perform with them. This guest was a trumpeter … who was 8 years old! He’s been playing the trumpet since he was 4!
This kid has a great future ahead of him if he chooses to pursue music as a career. If you shut your eyes and just listened, you would never have guessed that the notes you were hearing were produced by Geoffrey Gallante, a cute blond boy who only came to the conductor’s belt.
The announcer did a short interview with him before he played his encore. She asked what he did every day besides go to school and practice. He said, “practice.”
If you ever see an announcement of a music program with Geoffrey Gallante’s name on it, go. Your ears will thank you.