Notes from the Netherlands and St. Louis

dulcianI received a very kind note from Hans Mons of the Netherlands, whose website on the dulcian, a predecessor of the bassoon, is extremely informative (see, especially, the section on iconography).

US Naval Acad BandI also received a nice note from Jonathan Reycraft, trombonist in the Saint Louis Symphony. He points out an excellent timeline of the US Naval Academy Band. Lots of great photos!