It's the kind of group that gets people out of their chairs and into new ones.
That's what happened to Matt Wood. He hadn't played trumpet in 24 years, and for his father, it was 53 years. But after Wood bought his dad one as a birthday present, they rekindled their love for music-making.
So the Woods joined the band. Again.
But this time it was their hometown Laguna Community Concert Band.
When the opportunity to play music again calls, musicians — even ones long dormant — strike while the baton's hot. But usually only when life permits, Wood said.
"You get married. You go to work, have a couple kids," he said. "You raise those kids. They get grown up. Now they're out of the house and you start looking around — and you find your horn."
Wood, 49, works at Len Wood's Indian Territory, a Laguna business of more than 40 years. The Aliso Viejo resident also serves as the band's president. He's been playing with LCCB since 2006.