It was a very emotional day. We said good bye to our fellow band member and friend Mary Rehaume. She passed away unexpectedly earlier this week, she was in her 40s. A lot of members from the Eden Prairie Community Band, members of the St. Hubert’s musical ensemble (she played there too), some her students and other people she had touched played the recessional music. There were a lot of us, it was a full band! We played in the gathering area of St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen. It was so nice to see such an outpouring of support for her. And the family and friends stood around and watched us play. It is really hard to play trombone when you are crying! I was touched by the family waiting for us to finish our songs…and then they clapped for us. It was a very fitting end for somebody who was so involved in music. I think she was looking down and was proud. Heaven got one of the best flutist I know! She will be missed!