Ricky and my husband are both trumpet players and are great friends. They met in college while studying trumpet music performance at Moorehead University. The last time we saw him was 2 1/2 years ago in Macau, China (of all places!). We really wanted to see him, especially since he hadn’t met our daughter. We packed up the Reid family front wheeled drive truckster and headed out to see him play!
Ricky was playing trumpet in the pit for A CHRISTMAS STORY, A MUSICAL at The Hanover Theatre in Worchester, Massachusetts. We had a little time to kill before the show. We got some breakfast and then some coffee. While at the coffee shop, Ricky and I decided that he needed some good portraits for his career as a musician. We headed across the street to a park and took some shots! The show was really good! The kids only made it through the first Act but that was okay. They are really young so the expectation of sitting still is very low! Lucky us, the ushers were dressed up in the pink bunny pajamas (as seen in the movie). That kept my kids mildly entertained.
As of right now, Ricky is earning his Ph.D. in Trumpet Music Performance. We’re pretty proud of him, to say the least!