Friday, April 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
THE PRESIDIO BRASS Band entertains folks gathered for the El Dorado Community Concert Association concert at the Union Mine High School theater with a program of musical numbers with many movie and TV theme songs. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER WALKS his fiance, Maria Altany, back to her seat after proposing to her on stage. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER PLAYS the trumpet with a beret on the end of it while Sean Reusch looks on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER and Maria Elena Altany share a kiss. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
TUBA PLAYER, SCOTT Sutherland kicks up his heels while leading band mates, Presidio Brass, in a rendition of "I Feel Pretty." The brass band from San Diego performed a variety of musical numbers, focusing on movie and television theme songs including "Star Wars," "Peter Gunn" and "Moon River." Left to right, Mike McCoy, French horn; Sean Reusch, trombone; T.J. Tesh, trumpet; and Steve O, Conner, trumpet perform. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SCOTT SUTHERLAND plays the tuba at the El Dorado Community Concert Association concert at Union Mine High School. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MARIA ELENA ALTANY'S family was in the audience for the Presidio Brass concert. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
PRESIDIO BRASS ROCKS out to "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Union Mine High School during the El Dorado Community Concert Association concert. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MIKE McCOY PLAYS the French horn at Union Mine High. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER ASKS his fiance, Maria Altany, to join him onstage while Presido Brass plays "Maria," from West Side Story. She is unaware of an impending marriage proposal. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER, Presidio Brass trumpeter, left, proposes to Maria Elena Altany, during the band's performance at the El Dorado County Community Concert Association's concert at Union Mine High School, top photo. The proposal came during the playing of "Maria" from West Side Story. Trumpeter T.J. Tesh holds the microphone as French horn player Mike McCoy looks on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STEVE O'CONNER, Presidio Brass trumpeter, places the ring on to Maria Elena Altany's finger. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A BIG hug of approval signals a, "Yes," to the big question. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene