Meet Gary Hurst, Saxophone

Meet Gary Hurst, a long-time (we mean LONG TIME) member of the Boulder Concert Band.

When did you join Boulder Concert Band?
Before it start! The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized by the late Hugh McMillen, former director of bands at the University of Colorado. "Mac" called me up in the fall of 1976 to tell me about this band he was starting and the band started some time later.

Do your saxophones and your clarient have names?
LeBlanc alto saxophone is Jacques (Ibert), baritone sax is Harry (Carney), clarinet is Sidney (Bechet).

What is the most recent concert you've attended?
In January I saw the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Maine, in which my daughter plays double bass. Copeland's Clarinet Concerto was fearured.

What is the most recent book you've read?
Game of Thrones

What is your favorite meal?
Biscuits and gravy.

What is your favorite movie?
Grand Prix