Saturday, February 28, 2015

6. Struggling to the last minute (concert-1)

The day has came for the "SANKICHI BAND" concert !

Akiko has worked hard for this day. Preparation wasn't easy, there were many bumps and obstacles along the way.

Audience began to gather at music venue
The Sankichi Band has several members. This is the second concert they are going to perform. Seven of the members are going  to play for the audience.

One of them is Masafumi the pianist. He is a graduate from a music university and Akiko calls him "Chopin of Shonan".

Masafumi had overlapping mental and physical fatigue from his work. He was concerned that he couldn't practice much at rehearsal and said it would be difficult to participate.

Four days before the concert another band member, Takeo, came for rehearsal. But after riding several connecting trains, he didn't feel well. So, he went back home without practicing.

Akiko has been aware of such situations since the members have a variety of illnesses. Even so, she cannot help but worry about whether the concert would be successful or not.....What's a surprise!

Takeo came to the meeting just before the concert. After all, he had been trained as a professional musician. He knew the night was important for all of the members.

On top of that! Masafumi showed up!

Another drummer Yasunori joined in and the last rehearsal began! Akiko checked all the music to be played the night of the concert.

Masafumi got bored and hit Ysunori's Cajón
As the start time approached, Kazuki hadn't come yet. He hasn't even adjusted the equipment that was purchased just a few days before.

"What's he gonna do?" Akiko's apprehension grew.

Another member had to wait for Kazuki to arrive after rehearsal was finished.

The first music is "Senbonsakura"!

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