i heard from my band director that with the oboe the reeds are so fragile you would be blowing through all your reeds in no time and that it is already hard enough without having to worry about marching. i have asked my director about this already.
how can you be better than a lot of first year ppl .. i've been playing for three/four years now and i'm only in seventh grade playing at an end of eighth grade/nineth grde level! how doesnt an oboe or bassoon fit in a marching band i dont get it.. i know theyre impossible to march with ... but flutes and shizz are in there... and its got to be hard to hold them up while marchign around
I don't know about you, but I'm glad I don't have to march my oboe!
Yes, it's the reed issue. You'd probably be going through a million reeds a week, more than you already do anyway! And if you march with it.. it'd probably like stab the roof of your mouth. Hah okay maybe not.. but it'd surely break.
Oboes in band (I'm talking about band in general, not marching) are only good for solos anyway.. kinda. I don't like band very much. Go full orch!
Well i never heard the soprano thing but i always heard that its a safety issue... if you trip and fall down on you oboe/bassoon that it would go straight to the back of your throat, especially on the bassoon. I play bassoon in concert band and sax in marching... if you really want to be in marching band... choose the sax...
It's pretty much the reed issue. Plus, the instruments are way to expensive to repair all the time in case of accidents!
Speaking for all bands (concert and marching) I agree that oboe is only good for solos, and there aren't that many!
I'd say go to full orchestra! More solos, better music, better musicians!
I've been playing for 3 1/2 years, and auditioned for All-state band in the 9th/10th grade concert band. I skipped 8th grade, and I beat all the 9th graders and am 2nd in district to a 10th grader! Imagine that!
just one comment, someone said the oboe is the hardest instrument to learn. The bassoon is definately harder, considering fingerings and the shape. I will argue this with you!!! No way is the oboe harder than bassoon, nope, not fallin for that one!! Nice try though!!
I play both, and I think oboe is harder. The reeds are far harder to control, tuning is a lot harder...and bassoon fingerings aren't really all that bad. I dislike oboe fingerings more. It's a matter of preference.