Monday, March 23, 2009


I remember as a sophomore in at Simsbury high school in Simsbury, Connecticut attending a few home basketball games at the gym with a few of my friends. There was a group of about eight of us that would sit together in the bleachers a couple rows back from the gym floor level.

That year we all had kazoos and would perform songs and and cheers such as the Da da da da dada, CHARGE !!! on the kazoo. We would start the game by rising and playing a kazoo "The Star Spangled Banner" as there was no "real band" to play songs. We then would kazoo the school "fight song" as well as the various cheerleader cheers.

Our basketball team didn't seem to mind our antics. They won most of their games that year either because of or in spite of our kazoo symphonic octet.