I love our community band. It's full of old people but they're really funny. I'm only a sophomore but they like welcoming younger musicians. I've learned so much from it that I would never get in my high school band. My high school band isn't more than 40 people on a good day and none of them take it seriously. It's nice to go to community band where everyone understands stuff and not asking stupid questions like "What's the fingering for this note?" Those questions drive me nuts. Our community band is more like a family. I feel really comfortable in rehearsal. I'm actually enjoying myself. (we get good horn parts :] except if it's a march:[)
Post by fluttietuttie on Mar 15, 2009 7:43:45 GMT -5
SAAAAME! Haha. I just joined the local community band, and I LOVE it. My wind ensemble at school doesn't seem to care much anymore, so on Tuesday's I'm off to the Community College for band. I love every minute of it. We laugh, and have fun, but sitll get stuff done. The clarinets are my homies even though I'm the picc, and the percussionists always make me laugh. I definitely understand you.
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ya and I met my adopted band director there. My BD doesn't do anything for me. So if there's an event or something coming up he tells me. for example He took me and his horn player to a brass day at Oklahoma State University. (which is forever away) I call him hoppy. :]
Post by Greenepony on Mar 24, 2009 16:33:09 GMT -5
www.bainbridgeband.com The people in BB are amazing. Our Flute Section is quite unique, our piccolo has been in the union for 40-50 years (as long as the music's big enough he can play it), our lead flutist is the flute professor at a near by college, actually started the program there, there's a member of the Harrisburg Symphony, and then two college freshmen. Most sections are people in their 40-60's but there's a couple young un's. Young being below 35. Unfortunately, I'm the only piccolo, and often only woodwind who marches so guess who has a lot of solos for our 4 parades (all over Memorial Day weekend.) It was fun when my picc decided to break in the middle of a parade right before "Stars and Stripes Forever."
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