A long-standing member of the group (sometimes wobbly, but standing), Ed has most of the 2nd Clarinet parts memorized and plays them on his Soprano Sax with ease. He memorizes them on purpose -- he's too busy watching the audience to read the music!
Ed can always be counted on to bring an extra pair of shoes. It all stems from a fateful night at the Laguna Seca Oktoberfest (no longer held, unfortunately -- and no, it's not Ed's fault that they stopped. Well, not directly anyway...). You'll have to ask Ed for the details.