Longtime Titusville resident Carl Olson introduced his band mates, Royce Hetrick on trumpet and Bob Lindahl on trombone, before they jumped into a jazzed-up rendition of the Beatles song "With A Little Help From My Friends."
The Carl Olson Trio played Monday Night in the Titusville Council on the Arts summer concert series in Scheide Park. Lindahl said they've probably played in this summer series over 40 times. He had a printout of an old photograph depicting the band playing, as the caption underneath is said 19??. Neither he nor Olson could pinpoint the time but it was before the park's gazebo existed. The concerts then were performed on the back of an old hay wagon brought in each week Olson said.
At one point Olson slowed the show down to talk about the proud history of military songs and then played each of the United States Armed Forces songs, including the new Space Force. During this time he asked military members who served in each branch to stand as their song was played.
This show marked the last time Olson will play in Titusville - he and his wife will be moving to Erie. But the keyboard player with a lot of energy in his fingers and life in his eyes said assuredly, "We'll be back, we'll be back."
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