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I Like a Gershwin Tune… How About You?!?!?

A Real Brass Act


Last Sunday I took Anna & Violetta to the music hall @ SINEM in San Ramon to catch a FREE afternoon concert. The musicians were anchored by our close friend and neighbor, John Buford, and they were all playing low brass instruments. We were pleasantly surprised by the set list and the music put smiles on all of our faces 🙂 :


“The Washington Post March” – John Phillips Sousa (1889)

“New World Symphony” -Antonin Dvorak (1893)

“Summertime” – George Gershwin (1935)

“Louie, Louie”- The Kingsmen (1955)

“Somewhere Out There”- Horner, Mann & Weil (1986)

The OcTUBAfest Theme Song

The Hawaii 5-0 Theme Song

“Barbara Ann” -made famous by The Beach Boys (1965)

The James Bond Theme

“Under the Double Eagle” – J.F. Wagner (1902)

“Gonna Fly Now” (Theme Song from “Rocky”)- Bill Conti (1977)

“Eye of the Tiger” – “Survivor” (1982)

“La Bamba” – Ritchie Valens (1958)

“Colonel Bogey March”- F.J. Ricketts (1914)

“In the Midnight Hour” – made famous by Wilson Pickett (1965)

“China Grove” – “The Doobie Brothers” (1973)

“Jeepers Creepers” – Johnny Mercer (1938)

The Peter Gunn Theme…




John, along with many of the other musicians who entertained us at SINEM, will also be performing free music for “OcTUBAfest” in October and “Tuba Christmas” in December. It’s really nice to have special concerts that you can count on throughout the year. Tuba Christmas has become a holiday tradition for us in San Ramon and we appreciate the efforts of these fine musicians!

I like a Gershwin tune…. How about you?!?!?!?

Pura Vida!

Kim Rubens-Quiros

From NY and San Jose, we are a mixed gringa/tico couple with a dream of sharing our wonderful area of San Ramon with you! Pura vida!

One Comment

  • Hannah 10 years ago

    My family and I will be moving to San Ramon in about a month working as missionaries there. I am happy to hear that there are local concerts because I want to expose my young girls to all kinds of music!


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