jazz band

Things Band Kids Say

“Unzip me”

“Can we have a water break”

“Crap my reed broke”

“I’m better than you” (trumpets)

*squeak* “It’s not my fault. I need a new Reed”

“Tongue harder”

“What measure are we on”

“Have you seen my drill charts?”

“I hate band”

“I love band”

*hums old show music*

“Meet me in the band room”

“Sorry, I can’t. I have band”

Sectionals by section
  • clarinets:actually working on the music for a while and then doing trust and bonding exercises
  • trumpets:one person trying to get everyone to work before giving into everyone else jumping off tables and screaming
  • trombones:do you even want to know?
  • tubas:eating
  • percussion:going on a mission to find new "instruments" (i.e. hitting random stuff everywhere)
  • saxophones:sitting in a circle shooting sarcastic comments at each other then wrapping it up with excerpts from 50 Shades of Gray
  • flutes:probably eating cupcakes and talking about their crushes while reading magazines. they have their flutes in their hands in case the band director comes in bc they'll cry if they're caught.
A Year of Progress Challenge

ATTENTION ALL MUSIC LOVERS:

I present to you the Year of Progress Music Challenge

The rules are simple:

  • If you play an instrument
    • Find a song and sight read it
    • Record your self
    • Remember the day you played it
    • Then, every month on that day play it again and record it (you can practice it prior to the recording)
    • After you do that for a whole year (12 videos/recordings) Post it to the internet with the tag #ayearofprogressmusicchallenge
    • Watch/Listen to it and be amazed with how much you’ve improved
  • If you write music
    • Create a piece’
    • Call it “A Year of Progress” or anything you want
    • Divide it into 12 movements
    • Write one movement each month
    • NO EDITING PAST MONTHS MOVEMENTS
    • After you write all 12 movements post it online with the tag  #ayearofprogressmusicchallenge
      • (I use Musescore to post music)
    • Listen to it and be amazed with how much you’ve improved

THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU’VE IMPROVED!

I DARE ALL MY FOLLOWERS TO DO THIS

If an instrumentalist doesn't want to solo, don't make comments about it.

Don’t laugh.

Don’t call them a coward. 

Don’t ask them why they didn’t solo.

Don’t say that they can't solo.

Some of us aren’t comfortable soloing, weren’t selected to, don’t want to that day, the song isn’t right, or any number of things.

Don’t make a comment if they didn’t solo.

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We’re playing a song called John Williams In Concert in band and one part is the Jaws theme, and today this kid ran around the band room like this for the entirety of the Jaws part.