10 Rules for Band Dads

Omar L. Gallaga
5 min readNov 30, 2021
Friday night lines. Photos by Omar L. Gallaga for Medium

My older daughter Lilly has been playing music for many years, and in elementary and middle school she did recitals and even a solo guitar performance. Lilly is extremely musically talented and she works hard. I say that as objectively as I can as any dad ever could, especially one who got to hear a lot of squeaks and sour clarinet notes in the early going.

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Omar L. Gallaga

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