Person: Why do you have so many copies of this piece?
Me: Well, this one is played by the actual composer. This one is brass brass quintet version, this one's the full symphonic version. This one's the jazz version.This one is conducted by Alan Gilbert. This one's conducted by James Levine. This one the tempo is a wee too fast but if I'm in the mood. This one...
I realized I just gave my (rented from the school) bari sax a hug. Now I know why people call their horns their “babies.” …Dear god I want my own so bad.
what could connect 19 year old girls to 13 year old boys to 80 year old men to 50 year old women but classical music
I really miss having a conductor that cared about me more than anything. But I’m also really grateful to have experienced it.
I never thought I’d end up sitting in my band director’s car, just innocently talking. Yet it happened, and it was wonderful.
Since the day I met one of our band directors - I knew we’d be best friends. I never knew I’d fall for him though.
I got a 2 on my UIL solo for the first time… I was going to go for a record - 4 for 4, 3 for 3 state years… I guess not. Fuck you judge, fuck you.
I’m in my senior year of college going for a BA in Music Education, and according to my professors I’m one of the best students that have gone through their program. My GPA is close to a 3.7, I have perfect pitch, and while singing is my applied instrument, I also proficiently play most of the woodwind instruments as well as brass. However, I’m afraid I won’t become a truly good teacher because of how basic my piano skills are. I only started learning as a freshman, but it is hard for me to do score reading on piano, and I can’t proficiently play accompaniment parts. I don’t think I can be employable as a teacher if I don’t have good piano skills, even though I excel with everything else in music.
I’m absolutely devastated that I didn’t make regionals this year. I worked so hard, and all of my friends got in, too. I feel like a failure. I’m pathetic. I don’t want to play my instrument ever again.