Howard Pink performs at Libraries in St. John Parish

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 4, 2004

Press Release

The Unbelievable Howard Pink brings his collection of musical horns to St. John the Baptist Parish Library this summer as part of the “Buggy About Books” summer reading program. Howard Pink is a French Horn player for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a teacher, a storyteller and a showman.

On Monday, June 7, he will give a show at the LaPlace library at 10 a.m. followed by a 2 p.m. show at the Garyville library. On Tuesday, June 8, you can catch his performance at either the Reserve library at 10 a.m. or in Edgard at 2 p.m.

Howard Pink drives from school to school with boxes and bags full of music, unique musical instruments and his personal style of musical magic. He has been playing the French Horn for more than 50 years, since he was 10, and is now in his 31st season with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

The best part of the show is when Mr. Pink starts to play all the different types of horns he brings. To show the history and development of the French Horn, he shows and plays: a conch shell; a cows ohm; a 4-foot rams horn; natural hunting horns; a 15-foot wooden Alphorn; a variety of soda straws; a miniature hunting horn and his musical garden hoses.

You will not believe your eyes or ears as you watch and enjoy this musical performance. Join in on the reading this summer at the library as you participate in our “Buggy About Books” summer reading program.