Sax Noir was down to a duo briefly, with the departure of Debbie Webb to the “other” coast and Valerie Crocker getting too busy with family and her work as a music teacher. Bryan took over brilliantly as principal saxophone of the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble for Debbie but wanted to stay on tenor for the quartet. Ace teacher and player Tina Wang joined both PSWE and Sax Noir on 2nd Alto. We cast about for a Soprano player and Michael Morimoto, saxophone instructor at the Vancouver Academy of Music was interested. He’s joined just in time for our rehearsal this weekend to prepare for our upcoming gig at the 90th birthday celebrations of Vancouver’s premier music hall, the Orpheum Theatre!