As a former bando with eight years’ marching experience, I can deeply respect the military musicians who remained at attention as a parachutist crashed own on the low brass section.
The great thing about this article is that it lists the damaged instruments before the human toll.
Two tubas were destroyed, said Mike Keating, assistant chief of the post's Fire Department. MacDonald said a trumpet was also damaged.
Harsh. I know I speak for music-lovers everywhere when I say: Couldn’t you have landed on the saxophones?
Band member Sgt. Rachel Boggs was knocked unconscious and had a fractured jaw, hospital spokeswoman Lisa Medrano said. Sgt. Andrew Spinazzolla suffered minor neck and head injuries and had a fractured ankle, Medrano said. Staff Sgt. Mark Lucero sustained what Medrano called a minor leg injury.
Damn. The parachutist wasn’t hurt – apparently because he landed on these guys’ heads.
Anyhow, my sympathies – and admiration – to the Army musicians who got these rather unusual Line of Duty injuries.