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8th July 2007

darksunsets9:36pm: Fav piece of music.
mkay. this year for concert band, we got to play highlighs for the Broadway musical Wicked. It was easily my favoite piece of music I've ever played.

So, I was wondering...

What's your favorite piece of well known or recognizable piece of music you've ever played?

Yes, Sean. I know about the Queen songs. Don't need to tell me. lol. :p
Current Mood: Wondering

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lifelovessarah9:58am: hey!
hey y'all!

my name is sarah, i'm a trombonist from texas. i'm in primarily marching band, but i also do concert band and jazz band. except i think that i'm going to quit jazz band because my director, who is also my director for concert and marching, is a psycho. but only when it comes to jazz band. he thinks we're professionals or something. which we aren't and it bugs the crap out of me. so i'm quitting jazz, even though i love it.and i never even got to try out for all state jazz! but anyway. i also love being in region and all state concert bands. [if you get in them, you get a full scholarship to my summer band camp.] my marching camp is in 33 days, i'm very excited. but it also  could end up being pretty bad. who knows. i think the whole band thing isn't gonna be nearly as good as last year. our five best players, seniors, had to quit because of some honors physics thing, not sure what. and our best alto sax quit to play football. but he's really small so he's gonna get beaten up real bad. but anyway. he was so good! he won all state jazz three years in a row. when he was a freshman, too.

okay, i bet y'all are getting sick of me already. so i'll stop my incessant chattering.

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7th July 2007

darksunsets6:26pm: Trombones.
hey. I'm Kendra. I've been in band since I was in 6th grade. I'm gonna be in 10th this next school year. [I use to play a clarinet but now I'm a bass clarinet.] And in that short time period, I've came to question a few things. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this.

Are all trombonists completely psycho?

I'm not meaning to offend but we had 6-7 trombones and every single one of them was crazy. [at the moment, we only have 2 but they're the most craziest out of all of them.]

well, that's all. Once again, if I've offened anyone, sorry.

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23rd June 2007

apeneo2:25pm: salutations!

Hello all..... just introducing myself! My name is Paul (well, not really, but I wish it was!) and I was deeply involved in band when I was in high school. From jazz band, honors band to marching band I loved it all and did it all. I'm currently not doing anything band related (haven't since graduation to be honest) but i miss the good times and I thought it would be great to connect with some like-minded people!

my main instrument is the trumpet, however i marched melophone but i also love percussion. i played the 5th (largest base drum at my school) in our winter drumline.

So hello fellow band nerds!!!!!

Current Mood: chipper

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21st June 2007

purplesquirrels5:01pm: So!

Is anyone here going to the Fredonia band camp on Sunday?

It'll be my first time. I'm so excited. :)

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17th February 2007

arrogant_aria6:35pm: narf!

so, bandcamp was in october...... but I have neglected to tell you about it, so I will do so now.

We played (the mentors, AND OUR TEACHER) truth or dare. It was absolutely HORRIFIC. I have learned the following things about my jr. high band director:
-he's had a foursome
-he's done all sorts of drugs including cocaine and heroine
-he used to pick up women at the bar
the list goes onnnnn..... I know that really isn't so abnormal (especially for a hippie who REMEMBERS the 70's, but IT"S MY BAND DIRECTOR :X )

so. also, during truth or dare, I had to kiss two girls in front of my boyfriend, which was awkward.


that's pretty much it.......


this stupid bitch flute player put tampons with hot sauce on them all over the boys camp, after she broker her own 2 grand flute and blamed it on this poor little 7th grader. she's not allowed back at band camp.


apologies, but:


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19th August 2006

arrogant_aria3:23pm: Has anyone here gone or is currently going or going to go to Berklee School of Music in Boston?

I'm looking into going there and I was wondering if anyone could tell me about it that has experience there. It looks pretty hard to get into, especially since I need a scholarship.

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ktree_kenobi10:17am: brass vs. woodwinds
hey all, i've been part of this group for a while and i have yet to say anything, and i see there hasn't been a post made in a few days, so i thought why not...

anyway, i just got done with band camp and a full week of practice everyday and i'm unbelievably exhausted. this year i switched from playing clarinet to trumpet, and i could not be more pleased with my decision. i am having WAY more fun on trumpet... and anyway, i was just wondering, is there much of a "playful" competition between brass and woodwinds in your marching bands? we don't really have one, it's just that 9/10 of the time, brass is working harder and we have way more enthusiasm so the instructors are more pleased with us. and even if there is no competition whatsoever where you're from... which do you think is better? i was also wondering if anybody was just like me and switched from a woodwind to brass instrument, and if they share the same enthusiasm.

just making conversation.
hope you're all having fun in band! i know i am... =]

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14th August 2006

oboe1:57am: does anyone want this username? I made it 3 years ago and I never use it, since the username is oboe someone might want it. Anyway the password is kennyloggins87 if you want it

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10th August 2006

arrogant_aria11:11pm: Anyone here in California? I'ma audition for the north and all state high school honor bands on trumpet again this year, and this is the audition thingy:
Andante Et Scherzo, Barat (Leduc)
Lent: Beginning through m. 33
Scherzo: All (omit long rests)

Is is oooober hard? Last year the audition piece was a couple of excerpts from a Hummel concerto, which wasn't that challenging at all. How's this one compared to that?

Also, can you guys give me any tips for live auditions? Last year I totally bombed, I was so nervous and I could hardly play, my lips gave out and I almost had an asthma attack :[ so I got seated last chair, although I definitely wouldn't have been if not for the live audition. Thank Darwin it was only for chairs as I already got in because of the cd I sent in.

Thanks loves.

(btw, x-posted in a few places.)

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8th August 2006

_voegele9:05pm: Help?
Okay I am marching with a Bass clarinet and I was wondering if any of you have any brands for neck straps??
Current Mood: calm

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29th July 2006

verygood888811:39am: String bass players unite!
I am the upright bass player in my school's symphonic band of about 60 people. I am the only stringed instrument. It gets awfully lonely. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm only in it just so we can say that we have a stringed instrument. Just wondering how many other people here are solitary upright bass players (or any stringed instrument really).

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28th July 2006

fairyballerina9:40pm: swollen index finger
so i'm an oboist and i play in the pit for marching band. this is my third marching season in the pit, and the part given to me is a 4 mallet part, so i learned how to play with 4 mallets yesterday. my index fingers are hurting and are swollen. i figure the hurting is fairly normal because it's mostly from the mallets rubbing, but is is normal for the bottom joint of the finger to be swollen? any tips? thanks!

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w_bdkid0710:15pm: DCI
Anyone going to DCI this weekend???

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25th July 2006

arrogant_aria1:07pm: Hello, I'm Belle :)

I play a few different instruments, but I'm mainly into trumpet.

Just thought I'd say hi.

And I have a question.

Do you guys think Arban's or Schlossberg (sp?) is better for lip slurs? I've mainly done Arban's and only a little of old Schlossy. Just wondering what's the best, or if they're equal, or if there's some I should do in one book and other stuff in the other. Thanks dolls.

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4th June 2006

w_bdkid073:12pm: Ha. I'm going to post something in here since it looks like this community has kinda died.

Anyways....it's summer! Which means band camp will just be around the corner.  I'm so excited! Lol. I think our show is pretty cool this year. It's called "Men in Black". But see, here's the thing. You'd think that it  would consist of music from the movie "Men in Black". But it doesn't!  We're going to be playing show music from different movies in which different men wear black. Like...there's going to be a section where we're playing Zoro stuff and then 007 stuff. I think I got that right. lol. So yeah. It'll be cool. I hope it turns out really swell because it'll be my last season! I'm going to be a senior this year! Yeah! ::here comes senioritis::  So yeah...Um...we've got  lots of new members this season. Lots of them middle school kids. our school is kinda small (just about 1000 kids from k-12 and only like 400 in h.s) so our director let 7th & 8th graders join the program. But yeah...that's about it.
ps- some of the kids in marching band are going to BOA in Illinois. I'm not cause my fam's got plans set. i really wanted to go too. oh well.  :(
Have an awesome summer!  ^_^

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24th May 2006

keithallen11:47pm: I am looking for a used, reasonably priced baritone horn.

If someone has one they would be willing to sell to a beginning brass player, email me at keithallen@gmail.com or leave a comment. Put "Baritone Horn" in the subject of your email so my spam blocker doesnt get it.

Reasonable priced = $0-$200

    X-posted a few places

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22nd May 2006

iheart_buddha9:18pm: Hey guys, I'm trying out for Drum Major next year. Auditions are June 2, so think of me that day. Anybody here a Drum Major at their school? Got and tips or advice that you'd like to share? What did you have to do to audition, and how did you stand out from everybody else that auditioned? I'm just curious.


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20th May 2006

torristria7:23pm: Hey! I'm new to this community...um...my name is Anne and I am going to be a junior at my HS in Michigan!!! I play percussion and I'm section leader of our school's bass line. We play during football season ith the rest of the band (like the songs at half-time and the pregame show) and then we (the drumline) do a thing at the end of each game called 'Drumthing'. This is where we play a show of cadences with visuals and other really cool stuff. When football season isn't going on, we are in concert season with the rest of the band so we go to festivals and play there and stuff. Today was our first rehearsal for the upcoming drumline season. We practice basically every Saturday during the summer and then we have a week in the summer for band camp. It is all really exciting and fun! Anyone else here on drumline and what sorts of things do you do?
Current Mood: lots of homework mood

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19th May 2006

harmony_chan8:42pm: Texas Percussion
I was wondering, are any of you that play percussion going to state? I believe it's percussion solo&ensemble, and it will be in Austin, Texas. I'm not sure when it is exactly, but I believe Chapin's ensemble is leaving on May, 26th.

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11th May 2006

mishk8910:28pm: tonight was our marching band's banquet
i won the "Best Brass" award

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4th May 2006

mishk893:18pm: some of you might get a kick out of this...
A C, an E-flat, and a G go into a bar.
The bartender says: "Sorry, but we don't serve
minors." So, the E-flat leaves, and the C and
the G have an open fifth between them.

After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and
the G is out flat. An F comes in and tries to
augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.

A D comes into the bar and heads straight for
the bathroom saying, "Excuse me. I'll just be
a second."

An A comes into the bar, but the bartender is not
convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices a B-flat hiding at
the end of the bar and exclaims: "Get out now!
You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar

The E-flat, not easily deflated, comes back to the
bar the next night in a 3-piece suit with nicely shined
shoes. The bartender (who used to have a nice
corporate job until his company downsized) says:
"You're looking sharp tonight, come on in! This could
be a major development."

This proves to be the case, as the E-flat takes off the
suit, and everything else, and stands there au natural.

Eventually, the C sobers up, and realizes in horror that
he's under a rest.

The C is brought to trial, is found guilty of contributing to
the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years
of DS without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

On appeal, however, the C is found innocent of any
wrongdoing, even accidental, and that all accusations
to the contrary are bassless.

The bartender decides, however, that since he's only
had tenor so patrons, the soprano out in the bathroom,
and everything has become alto much treble, he
needs a rest - and closes the bar.

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3rd May 2006

scv_andie9:57am: SCVC needs you!
The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is looking for brass players and guard members. We are a Division II drum corps and are going to DCI Finals this summer. If you're interested in joining, please contact me ASAP through any of these:
Andie256 (AIM)
scv_andie (Livejournal)
Current Mood: hopeful

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20th April 2006

irish_evil7:43pm: Some help please
I am a marching band freak and I want to attend a college with a good marching band. Or just a great band in particular. I have no idea about this, so I'd appreciate any suggestions

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