bass class

every sectional i've ever been in tag yourself
  • the idiot: forgot their music, looking off of someone else
  • the freshman: constantly playing pep tunes
  • the worrier: "guys can we please practice we have like two weeks"
  • the arts-credit: texting their friends in another class
  • the socialite: texting their friends in another section
  • the leader: manages to get the group focussed, only reason anything gets done. there is never more than one of these
  • the student: ignoring everyone else, practicing by them self. perfect
  • the tumblr: wont shut up, tries to convince everyone they're high
  • the bard: takes every opportunity for Story Time
  • person f: *absent*
pro tip kiddos

take the time now and become so fucking good. practice; constantly, everything. learn everything you can. get upperclassmen, staff, anyone you can, to teach you. learn from your own mistakes, learn from the mistakes of people around you. learn from every source you have at your disposal. get creative. play easy songs you enjoy, because they will motivate you to practice. practice hard exercises that make you want to give up, because they will make you better. take the years you have now and become the best you can be, because regardless of what situation high school lands you in, you will be so good your chances at become better will soar. your peers will look up to you, because you have so much to teach and share. your superiors and staff will look up to you, because you have developed habits and skill and that are invaluable and have so much to give. you will have so many doors open to you, because you took the time to open them before you knew they existed. and finally brother, you will have learned, before your time, the most important lesson of all; what it truly means to be a musician, and that there is still so much more room to grow


to @recorder-jesus, on looking forward to moving up a level

I would like to point out something

band kids during the day: relatively collected, a bit wild and immature but have most of their shit together, can function

band kids at night: SCREAMING RAGEFUL MONSTERS ON CRACK OH MY GOD EVERYTHING IS DESTROYED THEY BLASTED A HOLE THROUGH THE WALL AND HAVE TAKEN THE ORCHESTRA KIDS HOSTAGE TIME AND SPACE DO NOT HEED THEM HOLY FUCK GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, cannot function

Band Class
  • Today in Band Class!
  • *class starts*
  • Tuba: *dicking around*
  • French Horn: Tuba! *turns around* Trombone!
  • Trombone: *emptying spit into flute case* What?
  • Flute: AHHHHHHHH EWWWWW SPIT
  • Everyone except percussion: SHUT UP FLUTE
  • Percussion: Lol ikr
  • Tuba: AHHHHH I DROPPED IT
  • Everyone else: AHHHHHH TUBA DROPPED IT
  • Clarinet: Goddammit Tuba.
  • Euphonium: Tuba, you okay?
  • Oboe: NOOOOOO THE REED
  • Bassoon: Fuck *raises hand* BD, I don't know where my stand is.
  • Alto Sax: *ACTUALLY PRACTICING*
  • Bari Sax: Horn, do you know where my ligature is?
  • French Horn: Check Flute's case
  • Trumpet: *plays as loudly as possible*
  • Clarinet: *dies*
  • Bass Clarinet: TRUMPET STOP IT
  • Tenor Sax: Bass Clarinet, I need a reed.
  • Bass Clarinet: Fuck you
  • Band Director: Hey guys, let's play scales.
  • Trombone: BLAGDHBJESFDGHACBXCMFDSJKRUKHTL
  • Oboe: I NEED A NEW REED
  • Tuba: Are you alive, big guy? *whispers prayer* I swear, this is the last time I ever drop you--IT'S NOT DENTED WOOOHOO
  • Band Director: Hey guys, let's play scales!
  • Clarinet: Bad reed, bad reed, bad reed, ooh okay reed, bad reed, decent reed!
  • Saxophones: BD, none of us have our straps.
  • French Horn: *sigh* Check Trombone's case.
  • Band Director: HEY GUYS LET'S PLAY SCALES!
  • Brass Section minus Horn: *erupts into a rousing round of Humpty Dumpty*
  • Clarinet: *joins Brass*
  • Flute: Eww Brass. Ewww Clarinet.
  • Band Director: *transforms into fire-breathing dragon* EVERYONE PLAY CONCERT D-FLAT MAJOR SCALE NOW
  • Everyone: *plays scale*
  • Oboe: *sob* I broke my reed
since the last poll went so well, i want to ask y'all: how did you come to play your base instrument and why?

was it chance? did you put a lot of thought into it? were you forced? did you inherit something? any regrets? favorite parts? please reblog/reply with your story!

also anyone who just likes or reblogs without saying anyhting is2g is getting a frowny face in their inbox seriously guys wtf is with that

Chorus Class
  • Basses: in eternal limbo with the teacher as they try to fix that one single note nobody can get right
  • Baritones: nonexistant; basses consume all
  • Tenors: "and tenors get the melody!" said no chorus teacher ever
  • Altos: pissed off at every soprano ever because of the upper seconds, will bring about the altogeddon
  • L2 sopranos: all died three classes ago. cause of death confirmed to be suffocation by pedal tone
  • U2 sopranos: thinks they run the class; constantly asks if notes are "a little high" for altos
  • First sopranos: a mass of dusty corpses, died waiting for the teacher to finish instructing the other sections. autopsy revealed burns on the larynx