Well I provided live taps at a WWII veteran's funeral this afternoon. Not a lot of room for error with pin drop silence in the background. I was surprisingly focused on the business end of things and was able to keep my emotions separated from the task at hand. It was about an hour service inside the church during which I waited outside in the 90 heat and sun. The tricky part was I didn't know exactly when the graveside part of the service would commence so I had to keep my chops up and ready to deliver Taps flawlessly at a moment's notice. Things went well, there were a few rough edges on the notes I'd like to crisp up a little but the impact was there. My sound carried the burden of communicating the appreciation and respect the crowd harbored for this soldier. Mission accomplished.
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