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Recordings. [Jan. 22nd, 2008|02:40 pm]
Anyone have recordings of themselves to share? I need something better to do than sit here idly wishing the piano were in my room, as opposed to in the basement.
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Hello! [Jan. 8th, 2008|04:14 pm]

It's been a while. Anybody thinking we should revamp and advertise this community? I think so.
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Hi guys [Dec. 11th, 2007|01:37 pm]
Hey I decided to check out this community because I'm a musician and an LJ refugee. I figure what better place to start than a music community. So I guess here's a bit about my musical side:

I play saxophone. I go to the University of North Texas. I'm trying to transfer over to Berklee College of Music. I've been humbled to share the stage with Jimmy Heath, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Bobby Militello, Denis DiBlasio, Gregg Bissonette, and some very amazing musicians that might not nationally be known. I've gone on small summer tours. I've played at Burlington Discover Jazz, Port Townsend, St. Louis, Greeley, and other jazz festivals. I was in a group scheduled to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland but college politics prevented us from going, at the very last minute.

Also, I started the Band Geeks Community over in DeadJournal way back in the day with my friend Carrah. I've since then passed the moderation torch onto younger geeks, but the community seems to have fizzled out.

So yeah, I'm looking for some friends over here. :)
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Music is the key to the SOUL. [Nov. 22nd, 2005|09:59 pm]

[Current Mood |creative]

Our band made a CD of our show music and some stand tunes. I thought it freakn' ROCKED. When I get a copy of it, I'm so posting some of the songs here! Holy crap I'm so excited to get it! It was really weird though... The experience of recording a CD. We had to get it PERFECT that ONE time or else we'd have to do it all over again. That was the part that sucked! What we were mostly picky on was the show music. If we jacked any of that up, I would have cried. OH!! And we played this one piece PERFECT, but sadly someone's cellphone went off RIGHT AT THE MOMENT WE ENDED IT! I WAS SO PEEVED!! We did it again, but it wasn't the same... Not the same... *frown*

I don't know when the copy comes in, but I'll post the songs if anyone's interested.


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OLd band geek [Oct. 13th, 2005|05:27 pm]
[Current Mood |amused]

Well What is there really to say about me.. Im a band geek for sure.... I have been playing french horn for 13 years this coming spring.. I own my own horn its a Old King if i remember correctly. I have many a horror stories of high school band concerts, half time shows, pep band gigs, and trying to convert trumpets into horn players. I have also been playing in collage as well. I was second/first chair this last year. Things were good.. Im trying to get back into band this upcoming year....

YAY me..
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Section Leaders [Sep. 14th, 2005|05:48 pm]

[Current Mood |pissed off]

In our Clarinet section, there are three section leaders. Their names are Alan (Head Section Leader), Adrian (Co-Section Leader), and Penny (Third Co-Section Leader). Anyway, they're all nice people... out of Band (except Adrian-- he's cool all the time).

You see, last year, our section leader was Penny. She was horrible and wasn't that supportive in anything. I mean, she'd put us down instead of giving constructive critism... For example: "Lina, you're doing this all wrong! We're all going to screw up because of YOU!!" She'd say that to everyone. Many times I've wanted to quit, but I didn't. By doing so I'd show that I'd be letting her win. Also, one time I stayed with a friend after school because she was 'supposedly' going to help the students who needed help with their audition music. Well, she sucked. We didn't learn anything and we decided to leave early.

This year, she still tries to be Head Section Leader. The other two get annoyed sometimes, but she is such a hypocrite!! When we mess up, she blames it on us and says we need to 'adjust', right? Well, when Alan tells her to do it, she complains and is like "Well, sorry, I go here." IDIOT! It makes me want to go insane.

Adrian is going to talk to her I think... I'm really worried because Penny can be such a fool. ARGH. I can't stand her anymore!! She almost drove me into madness during the Tuesday Night Rehearsal last night.

Okay, this was a rant of one person in my section. I don't mean to be rude or target her, but it's SOOO freakn' annoying having this feeling inside of me. I just had to let it out (even though I did a little more in my journal that night).


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Cowboys! [Sep. 4th, 2005|01:34 pm]
[Current Mood |rushed]
[Current Music |Granada]

My band director named Mr. Bailey is mental...honestly. Last years half time show we disposed of normal uniforms and went to our school colors for jeans and vests and wore white shirt and cowboy hats. We also had our Tubas dressed up in full cow uniforms and some of the horn line wore was a full out drama show.
Here are some pictures of our crazy show last year )

I am an alto sax, a senior this year. I will talk more about this years half time show latter.
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Tower of Power [Sep. 3rd, 2005|07:23 pm]

[Current Mood |touched]

Our theme for band this year happens to be music all from the group called Tower of Power. I really think this might be our best one, but the steps are so crazy and with around 150 band members... It's going to be heck to get it right the first few times. It really sucked too because we didn't have the second song in the show AT ALL. I mean, neither the sheet music or the drill!! Apparently it's out of print and we had to make copies of them. It was sent as rush delivery and now we finally have it. Even the drill... You know what's weird though? We have to make a form of a HEART. WHY?!? It's one of those cutsey hearts too... *shivers*. I mean, why? It's just so weird. Oh well though... The show must go on.

Oh yeah, I wanted to comment on those color bars... They're awesome. May I use one?? Like, the Marching Band is Love one? Please? I will credit whoever made it.

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Hey [Mar. 26th, 2005|06:35 pm]

If we are gonna have members here, then lets partay! Oh, Kelly. If you want to mod as well, thats cool too.
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