This is the second collaboration between Dr. Timothy Mahr, a member of the music faculty at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he conducts the St. Olaf Band and teaches conducting, composition, and music education and Jenna Mahr, his daughter. Uncle Lumpy's Garage is a fantasy piece that is lots of fun to perform. It allows the percussion section to explore new sound sources in addition to traditional ones, and it features rhythmically punctuated materials from the winds. One might imagine an older man (don't we all know an "Uncle Lumpy?") working diligently in his garage, tinkering and hammering away, trying to make the machines of his life work again, and perhaps inventing some of his own. This is definitely a challenge, but worth every minute spent!