Past Tours

To view the
from NSO's
2001 tour,
click HERE.

To see
from the
NSO's 2002
(last season),
click HERE.


(You really
want to see
photos from
an NSO

OK - click
HERE for
photos of our
2003 tour of
North Dakota!

Click HERE
to view the
NSO's 2005
North Carolina


February 18, 2004

Here's a photo of my brother-in-law, Mark Evans (at Dulles airport). Professionalism keeps his excitement at bay. . .

Our flight from D.C. to Charlotte, NC was uneventful; a short, 55 minute flight. The Omni hotel here in Charlotte has free wireless internet service - this is great!!

February 19, 2004

The NSO performs at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC).

Our venue is a large chapel . . my drums are situated in a cage . . or perhaps a penalty box??

Bass trombonist, Matt Guilford enjoys a Guinness after the concert in Winston-Salem, NC.

Matt has a terrific website at:

February 20, 2004

Principal percussionist, Tony Ames in the lobby of the Omni Hotel (Charlotte) waiting to take the bus to the airport . . . we are on our way to Gainesville, Florida today.

Ken Harbison, Assistant principal percussionist with the NSO, enjoys a CHICKEN WRAP on the plane.

Click HERE for Ken's special Chicken Wrap movie!! [716k]

February 21

The NSO performs in Gainesville, Florida . . . . enough said.

February 23

Rollins College

I had a great time at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) this morning; presenting a timpani clinic.

February 24

The NSO travels to Sarasota, Florida today. The weather was bad . . a lot of rain. When we finally arrive at the Hyatt hotel, however, the weather is great and the view from the hotel room is quite nice.

February 26

Terri Cigan and her daughter, Claudia enjoy the weather in Sarasota before loading onto the buses for NYC.

The weather this morning is perfect!! Sorry we have to leave!!

Tony Ames makes his entrance. Click HERE to see his brief movie! [1.3 MB].

February 27

John enjoys a nice lunch with attorney, Alan Bergman (left). Alan Bergman's office (in NYC) has been involved in handling copyright issues associated with John's new book. Jay (right-hand side) has also been a great help; contacting the various publishers etc. for the proper clearances and paperwork.