*exasperated sigh* OMG! Why are there sooooooooo manyyyyy songs for flute?! In band, all we get is flute parts. Why don't these composers appreciate our beautiful sound? Why must we suffer and be forced to play EXTREMEMLY HIGH NOTES like the flutes? I'm boycotting... I'm not buying any music that doesn't have a specific part for the oboe...
it depends what kind of band you are. i used to play some really nice pieces and they were not too high so it matched very well.
we also played some mozart stuff or baroque things. whatever your band's like, this might become a magnificent sound give it a try
In my Jazz band I have a lot a flute parts too I agree with you... IT IS SOOO HARD TO PLAY HIGH NOTES!! It goes from high F to low A and I can't play low A so my band teacher and I put some of it lower and some higher... it is really confusing.
"Why must we suffer and be forced to play EXTREMEMLY HIGH NOTES like the flutes?"
I like to play the high notes. I can almost play completely up the flute register, too. As for playing low A in a jazz band with a flute part, that I don't believe, because most flutes can't play low B anyway. Are you playing a transposed clarinet or saxophone part?
And I can attest to waiting 13 measures and playing one note. Wait til you get into an orchestra. Then you wait 130 measures and play a solo, which is difficult enough when your reed is warm and moist, let alone the dry crackable it is after an insane rest.