hey megan. howsit going.
that's so wierd our birthdays are 5 days apart .
anyways I'm a softmore in high school. i'm first chair trombone in synphonic band and jazz band. I also play piano for another jazz band. I live in florida. I was born in montaina. I am hopeing someday to play profecinaly in a military band or play for like a bradway orcestra or something . if not i want to be a band directure. i'm now practicing now for an audition for an all county band. if i do well i might get some scolerships for colege. i'm really nervis. anyways tell me about yourself.
i'd also like to here about your trombone section. are they as crazy as mine?
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Let me know if you have any questions about military bands. If that's something you're really interested, start working up your scales now. And most important, work on sight reading every day. It's 50 percent of the audition.
I can already play all my scales well in two octives. 6 (maby two more) of them in three. i can't play the third octive scales that fast but i can get all in two in under two minutes. what would i need to do with that? how are the scales timed and scored? i already do sight reading almost every day i'm not too woried about that if i keep doing it. I don't know much at all about military band but i am very interestedin it. any help would be great
if you know all your scales at least two octaves (major, nat minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor), and can play them in 8th notes where quarter note = 144, you're in pretty good shape, assuming you are playing them in tune, in good time, with a nice tone... but scales are only 10 percent of the audition.
as far as sight reading.. keep practicing. read everything, marches, classical stuff, swing charts. get your hands on as many sousa and filmore marches you can get your hands on , and read them down.
then of course, the other 40 percent is a prepared piece.
lastly... do not talk to any military recruiter until you have actually done and passed an audition. contact the band directly for that. contact info for the bands is easily accessible on the web.
holy cow there are only three t-bone players in your band.....wow there are 16 in mine this year. but i'm in a huge band we are in class AAAAA. with about 250 people(not that ther is anthing wrong with smaller bands). sometimes i wish i was in a smaller band cause there is way too much drama in mine. my section is pritty cool thow. we all do some crazzy stuf. we cut up in class alot and play pranks on people all the time and we act like we don't care about anything cause were never serions but we really are the ones that care the most about marching and playing well. but are marching sesions are so stressfull the band needs some comic relefe. were mostly about having fun.
Yea. We were a 4A band last year. But this year...we're 2A.
We only had 1 bone marching...one plays football and he switched me to tuba. Why me?...idk. But, Im never doing it again. Yea...my band pretty much sux.
We got a new a band director..fresh out of college. So, alot of ppl quit. The band thing is all of our good players graduauted..so that didnt make us ound much better. && I have no idea how to get friends on ur page..I think there might be a "add to friends" button but Im not sure.
We got a new a band director..fresh out of college. So, alot of ppl quit. The bad thing is all of our good players graduauted..so that didnt make us ound much better. && I have no idea how to get friends on ur page..I think there might be a "add to friends" button but Im not sure.
are you serious so did are band. no body really likes him. i like him just not as a directure. he's very picky.he's a nice guy and is very smart. he helps me alot with playing just one on one but he dosn't do well in teaching the band as a hole. he wasn't given much of a cance too he had to fill some really really big shoes cause our former band direcer was one of the most respecet band directure in north florida.