ABC Open – Blow Your Own Trumpet by Joan Songaila
Joan Songaila was also inspired to enter a story in ABC Open’s 500 Words project on the topic of failure.
Blow Your Own Trumpet by Joan Songaila
The crowd roared approval as the band leader strode off towards the exit gate of the arena still brandishing his baton. His musicians were resplendent in their black uniforms with red flashes and shiny brass buttons. They marched, blew and thumped in perfect precision and unison behind him. The triumphant gleam in his eyes changed to alarm as I rushed towards him, directing him over to my photographer husband.