October 24th is my debut performance with the Golden State Warriors Band! This is so cool and I know you didn't know but it's been a long process with application, waiting for emails, auditioning live and the more waiting for emails. Then finding out that I made it in for the live audition rehearsal and then waiting once again for emails. Now just to be fair, this is a brand new venture for the Warriors so there has been a lot of first time decisions with both the Warriors and the Blue Devils Event people. (Oh the Blue Devils are the people who gave you all the exciting drum line group for the past few years at the games). Ben Nadler is the BD Entertainment Production manager of the Blue Devils! And he and I met at a parking lot where my son Paris was leaving to go on tour in southern Cali and my wife Christine and I happen to meet Ben as he was walking by before leaving. He stopped and asked if we were parents of someone leaving in the buses? We said yes and he introduced himself and mentioned that the Warriors were going to have a band starting this year and to tell people that they are having auditions. My wife being helpful with letting people know that I am a sax musician told Ben and he said I would be perfect to audition, so I did and the rest is history!