Serious Decision

Serious Decision

    
Serious Decision    14:33 on Wednesday, August 20, 2003          
(H.)
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I have been playing flute in the school band for numerous years and I love to play, the thing is I hate and dread band pracrice and marching band. I play for myself, and I dislike the situations it places me in, although I do not mind performing. I dont know wether or not I should quit the band and persue my flute independantly or deal with it and give the teacher a hard time and a hard time for myself. I will not be able to get private lessons. Will i be able to keep developing my flute skills? Any help would be great. thanx


Re: Serious Decision    15:06 on Wednesday, August 20, 2003          
(cazza)
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hey H. I know how u feel!! I am in the school band and I HATE band practice coz i have to get up ssoooo early in the morning!!! (its before school) Anyway I would stick with it coz its a good thing to put on your CV and you meet some really cool people....you never know, someone could see you and spot your talent!! Anyway, hope i`ve been the a bit helpful
love cazza


Re: Serious Decision    15:09 on Wednesday, August 20, 2003          
(cazza)
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oops....forgot to add.....my skool flute teacher left school and the new one was sssooo horrible to me and said i was crap etc etc...so i am now getting taught privatly and its much better fun!!! Its not so hard to find a private teach anyway.....well where i live it isn`t....
cazza


Re: Serious Decision    21:57 on Wednesday, August 20, 2003          
(Heather)
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i would suggest staying in band, but if you are going to give your teacher of all a hard time, quit. Your teacher doesnt need a student to deal with that doesnt want to take the time to try. So if you are going to be stuburn and give every body a hard time and not try, like i said quit.


Re: Serious Decision    19:59 on Friday, August 22, 2003          
(H.)
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I would like to say thanx for being so friendly in your response, thats always appreciated, what I meant was that I wont participate in marching band etc, I ALWAYS give my all when playing my flute, Im not refering to not trying, obviously you do not understand the link between music and musician, I feel very capable of playing the flute without haveing to do things like marching band and be around people I dislike very much.


Re: Serious Decision    20:07 on Friday, August 22, 2003          
(H.)
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If only you knew my band instructor...

Oh, and thank you Cazza!


Re: Serious Decision    05:20 on Saturday, August 23, 2003          
(cazza)
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hehe your welcome!!!! stick at it


Re: Serious Decision    13:09 on Sunday, August 24, 2003          
(Treble cleff)
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I used to be in the school band, I went for about 3 years, after that I just hated it so much that I stopped going, If you REALLY don`t like going, then I`d stop, but think to yourself: Is it worth carrying on for the sake of my music?
Iif the answer is yes then you should stick it.
BUT if you aren`t getting any lessons atall, in school or out then I`d definatelty stick, because it`s soo hard to progress on your own, you need a teachers helping hand to show you how things are done. I tried to go it alone and it fell to pieces, so then I began to go to lessons, it helps, trust me!
Treble Cleff


Re: Serious Decision    15:35 on Sunday, August 24, 2003          
(H.)
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Thanx treble, that helped a lot!


Re: Serious Decision    07:36 on Monday, September 22, 2003          
(H.)
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So everyone knows, I did decide to stay and Im now 2nd chair, the situations dont seem as bad either. Thanx for all your help guys.


Re: Serious Decision    22:58 on Friday, October 3, 2003          
(ellie)
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definitely stick with it.

Why do you hate marching band so much? I didn`t like marching band much, but flutes don`t do much in marching band, either. So I switched to percussion, only for marching band season... then back to flute.

And things are better now, because you`re second chair? Let me guess: you didn`t get what you wanted, and so you wanted to quit. Heh.

Just stick with it. It`s worthwhile. I know about being first chair flute, but I also know what it`s like to be last chair. It shouldn`t matter. I`ve had a few terrific teachers, and I`ve had some of the worst band directors there could ever be. And I`m glad I still love band; I`m making a career out of it. Stick with it unless all you`re going to do is complain and be difficult. Because that`s really inconsiderate.

And good luck.


Re: Serious Decision    11:42 on Saturday, October 4, 2003          
(H.)
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what? it has nothing to do with what I "wanted" I was 3rd before, a person graduated so we all moved up. I don t care what seat im in really, but i was only trying to make a point on how when you stick with things they can work out for the better. and as for complaining, the only person I ever talked to was the teacher in private, I leave the other flutists alone. Thanks for your input but Im not that pathetic on basing my happiness on chair placement.


Re: Serious Decision    11:45 on Saturday, October 4, 2003          
(H.)
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things are better now because people that make band unpleasant have moved on, not because ive moved up. youve misunderstood me.


   




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