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yeah see I totally thought that this was about marching band until I read the last line

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yeah see I totally thought that this was about marching band until I read the last line

wanting a gush and go like

WATER we doing next

ebharmony:

DCI World & Open Class Drum Finishes

dreamspersonified:

BETTA GET OUT THE TIDE BECAUSE THIS FEATURE IS DIIIIIRRRRRRRRTY

dreamspersonified:

BETTA GET OUT THE TIDE BECAUSE THIS FEATURE IS DIIIIIRRRRRRRRTY

So my school doesn't have air conditioning, and I was standing outside my band director's office, which is right next to our drum room, and I said to my friend, "It's so hot in here..." And my band director, who had his back to me, thought I was his fiancée and said, "Because you're here!" And when that man turned around, the terror was real in his eyes when he saw a middle schooler staring at him terrified.

Anonymous

bandgeeksknowit:

OH MY GOSH.

DUDE.

THAT’S GREAT.

I’m just casually reblogging this again because I want the world to know about this

hi I'm the anon learning an instrument for the first time. You misunderstand, I am learning MUSIC for the first time, like, my FIRST instrument. I have no idea how anyone can play this music stuff and its super intimidating

Anonymous

Oh, I see.  Learning music for the first time can be difficult, especially in a rushed situation like the oncoming marching band season.  But don’t worry, anon, there are plenty of newbies that go through the exact same thing all the time!  I personally know one person who loves marching band but has to learn music reading from scratch.  Heck, I know people who barely know how to read music and learn from watching/listening to other people.

 Have confidence in yourself and practice on your own time and you should have absolutely nothing to worry about.  Remember that you’re not the only one who has had to go through this; every musician had to start somewhere!

In my senior year I want to be the pit section leader, but I also want to try for Drum Major. I want to be a musical role model but I would love to be our band 'mother' as we call it. I looked up to my freshman drum major and I want people to look up it me like that too. I'm conflicted! Music means so much to me! I will have concert band but it's no where near the same. Advice?

Anonymous

Write down the pros and cons of being in each situation.  You might think you have it sorted out in your head, but nothing beats putting it to pen.  If you think it would help, you could also consider consulting your band director or another individual on what they consider the best placement for your strengths.

Whatever decision you make, be sure to not regret it!  I’m sure you’ll have one heck of a senior year either way.

I'm so excited for marching band because I'm the youngest freshman in the trombones and the only female first trombone and I'm just really proud of myself.

Anonymous

You go, gurl.

So is it just my school's marching band that the trombone solo (played by me) is written in three octaves and requires amazing flexibility in the second and third octave? Or Is it just us

I’m laughing because

this lady I know was telling me about how she used to play trombone in school and how she would have issues because her arms couldn’t extend long enough to hit some of the more “extreme” notes (she described it as there being eight movements and she could only acquire seven or something to that effect) so she used to use her foot to nudge the slide 

and I’m realizing that a lot of trombone players actually have this problem

like if you’re arms aren’t long enough than u dead

and I’m sorry I just

I think that’s funny

moral of the story is that it’s not just you

There’s strong.

And then there’s marching band strong.