Monday, November 06, 2006

Vesey Walker Leading the Band Down Main Street

A slighter later photograph of Vesey Walker marching the Disneyland band in their blue uniforms down Main Street. The photo shows the wonder a marching band can be with a large crowd watching and also how alive Main Street once was, but not anymore. The uniforms have now acheived some of the brass buttons and filligree of a sucessful band and look very sharp in the late afternoon sun. Now if I could only see what the bag the man in the center is holding, it would be a perfect slide.


Major Pepperidge said...

Nice! Mr. Walker seems to be enjoying himself...those don't even appear to be blue uniforms on the band, but the cheerful and festive color of gray!

DisneyDutchman said...

Best shot I have seen of the Plaza Apartments!! The Band pics are cool. Would have liked to meet Vessey!! DD

Richard said...

I was a private student Of Col. Walker (never "Vessey"). I remember him as a very demanding teacher. I mowed his lawn in exchange for lessens. I also played French horn in his Inglewood Boys Band for seven years. He let me direct the Disneyland band when I was in college. Lot's of fun memories.