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On Thursday February 23, I visited the Lucky Star Seafood Restaurant at 54th and University in San Diego for a set by the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, a Big Band-style musical organization consisting of 20 volunteers.  I took along the Panasonic HMC-70 for the wide shot and the Nikon J1 as my handheld camera.  I captured audio using the Zoom H1 on a mini-tripod.  The videos were edited using Final Cut Pro X with the multi-cam feature.  Graphics were created on Apple Motion 5.

The lighting was a challenge as it was attuned to evening dancing and I was a crew of one.  Enjoy.

Sunny Side of the Street

Players recognizable on the video:

Trumpet:    John Hintz,   Alto Sax & Clarinet:    Paul Wash,  Alto Sax & Clarinet:    Drew Hilliard,   Tenor Sax (solo) & Director:    Bob Tutelman,   Tenor Sax:    Rolf Lachmayr,  Baritone Sax:    John Calo,  Trombone:    Charlie Flach.  Piano:    Ken McArthur.  Bass:    Keith McNeese.  Guitar:    Tom Hart,  Drums:    Tony DeSousa

Other players not visible or really recognizable:  Trumpets:    Richard Fickess, Ted Wait,  Trombones:    Michael Ambriz, Dick Martin, Jim Lewis

Do the Hustle

Flutist:  Maxine Madruga
The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra had its origins in the Chula Vista Community Band, which formed in July, 1996 with a group of 7 to 14 musicians. Over the years we have evolved several times, and since a complete reorganization in 2004, under the direction of Bob Tutelman, the group has grown to almost forty musicians, typically playing as a 20-piece ensemble including vocalists. The orchestra plays a wide variety of Big Band Swing sounds as well as Waltzes, Latin Rhythms, Quicksteps, Ballads and Polkas.

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About Rick Lakin

Rick Lakin is the Best-Selling Children’s Science Fiction Author of Brilliant, and the publisher at, Bringing New Authors to a Digital World. iCrew has published 35 books by 11 authors. Rick has been an Optimist for almost two years and is the district webmaster at and was a Toastmaster. He is the founder of iCrew Digital Productions, A Community of Young Media Professionals and a member of the 1000 Club of the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers. Rick is an Advanced Communicator Silver in Toastmasters International and is a member of American Mensa. Rick works as a Sports Statistician for broadcast television and is a retired math teacher. He lives in Southern California but his roots are in Columbus, Ohio, home of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Singularity, Book Two of StarCruiser Brilliant, is on sale at Amazon.

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