Colorado magiciansI am a proud member of the Mile High Magician’s Society.  We are a group of magicians — professional, amateurs, and simple magic fans — who meet regularly to celebrate, teach and perform magic. I’ve been a magician since I was a kid.  

But I my journey didn’t really start until my mom and dad brought me — after much begging and pleading — to the magic club that met at least 40 minutes from my home.   There I saw magicians of all shapes and sizes, of varying skill levels, and from very disparate backgrounds joining together to “magish.”  I was hooked.  

And still am. I was one of the many Colorado magicians who performed last night at a meeting of the club — and was reminded how much I like it. As I become more deeply involved in the professional speakers’ world, I’ve tended to let the magician side of me grow still.  

But after last night, I’m buzzed and hooked again. One of my favorite reasons for loving this magic club is that it makes me — as a magician — feel as though I’m part of something greater than myself.  Magicians have a rich and fabulous history.  But so too does our Colorado magician club.   And performing on the same stage (if you can call it that!) as magicians I’ve emulated, grown with, and performed with for years made me feel like I was part of something special.

My point?  Find  your passion, and then find a corresponding organization to join.  It’ll make you feel like you’re part of a rich tradition.  Are you a Magician? Then for crying out loud join a local club (Society of American Magicians or the International Brotherhood of Magicians.)  Or if you’re from Colorado, by all means contact me and I’ll hook you up with our club.

Check out some (admittedly amateur) footage of the show last night below —  you’ll see that we had fun.  You’ll see how casual it was, and that we enjoy each other.  And that we all love magic.

Cheers!
Brad Montgomery
Colorado Magician, Member of the MHMS, Part of Something Bigger

PS.  Here’s the video:

7 responses to “Being Part of Something Bigger than You”

  1. T. J. Staab says:

    As the leader for the Society of Young Magicians, I have mentored hundreds of youth. Many of those youth have seen Brad’s wonderful performances and they all say the same thing, “I want to be just like him”.
    I have to tell them that there is only one Brad Montgomery, and there will never be another like him.

    He is the best there is by far. I have watched Brad over the years, and he only gets better. One of the greats greatest in his field, and the best I have ever seen. Not only is he a wonderful magician, but a hero as a motivational speaker.

    T. J. Staab
    Leader SYM #3
    Westminster CO

  2. Robert LaRue says:

    I’m really sorry I could not make it to this great meeting… especially as one of the past presidents. The crowd looked great, especially when they were heckling Brad! Now I REALLY wish I had been there! Here’s hoping the card always goes to the pocket.
    Bob

  3. Gary Jenkins says:

    It was a lot of fun. I really enjoy it when we have serval members perfrom instead of 1-2.

  4. chuck starck says:

    It was the best ever! And what made it good was to see old friends and some young ones too.

    Keep appearing, we like you!

    Chuck Starck

  5. I remember meeting Brad for the first time at one of those meetings he mentions – we were both in Junior High – and some of the magicians in the video were performing back then! Brad hit the nail on the head when he mentioned how important it is to connect with other people who share your passion. Most of the people in the Mile High Magicians are not professional performers, but that doesn’t matter because we all share the same love for the art. By the way, Brad killed last night with some great coin and card magic… and who could have guessed that the Jack of Spades actually showed up on the other side of the glass window?

  6. Brad – I remember the first night that you attended the Mile High Magician’s Society meeting. You were so excited to be allowed to be part of our club. I remember you asking all kinds of questions on all entertainment topics – you were very inquisitive and muck like a dry sponge sucking up the juices of knowledge. This enthusiasm, of course, paid off. We enjoy seeing you at the meetings, your humor is priceless.

    Thanks for capturing the “feel” of our Past President’s Night with the video. I personally enjoyed introducing you, and could have kept doing so for another 20 minutes or so. I hope I didn’t offend you with the coat hanger comment – I thought it was very funny. One complaint about the video – there was not enough Chris Manos footage.

  7. Brad Montgomery says:

    hey, how cool is this? The image in this post is #1 for google searches for “magician”. Cool!

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