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 Post subject: Some Symphonic Band problems
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:02 pm 
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Hey everyone. I was just wondering if anyone else went through this kind of thing and can give me advice. Ok, well I really love Symphonic band and think it is the world more important then marching band even though I really enjoy that to. Well see the problem at my school is everyone in the band program only cares about the marching band it seems. I was just remebering the festival season and we could done so much better. It makes me so mad when people can go home and practice Tribute to Troy for marching band but then don't even try to improve(again it seems this way) in symphonic and when the melophone players in marching learned they had to play french horn in symphonic got all mad and all they really concentrated on learning in symphonic was Conquest which is also a marching band song. I mean if they just put as much effort into symphonic as they do marching we would be good just like we are in marching band. I guess it just makes me mad I guess cause I really think our symphonic band has the potential to be great. SO has anyone else felt this way about their band and can give advice on what I could about it? Thanks

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 Post subject: i know what you're saying!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:13 pm 
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I definately agree with what you're saying about our band!Festival really sucked for us and that was a huge disappointment. I also wish there was a way to show people in our band that symphonic band is just as important as marching!

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Yeah I agree..I should bring up the point that doing well in concert band would probably improve your marching season..

Our band director tells us a lot (cause we tend to forget too :roll: ) that one of the biggest problems in a marching band is that the band only concentrates on playing really really loud and can forget how important it is to be musical, for instance, forgetting things like tone quality, dynamic contrast, and balance. Concentrating more on symphonic band could probably help with that problem a lot...

so you might wanna bring that up..

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Our director has said that before I think but my band also tends to forget. lol. I'll be sure to bring that up again sometime.

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my bands different, its the opposite. people here dont care about marching band as much as they do for our concert bands. although were ok in marching band.

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yeah our band's opposite too. well it depends. because a lot of ppl in our symphonic band like marching better, and a lot of ppl in our wind ensemble like concert better. i personally love both, and couldn't choose one over the other, but i know what you mean.

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Our director drills us hard on musicality, so that translates to both concert and marching. However, our band exhibits similar apathy for both concert and marching, which is kinda sad. What a waste of talent.

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talk to your director about music choices. the reason my band doesn't like some concert peices is that they're boring.

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That can be true. I know we played a boring song, that I can't remeber, for a while then we got Procession of the Sardar and everyone practiced cause it was unique I guess. I should mention that to him. Thanks

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 Post subject: Symphonic band problems
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We have played Boring sorrys. I want to play slower songs. Prettier songs. Fast songs are cool to though. What would you rather play? People like Diana ( flute ) and Stephanie (sax-flute) shouldnt be in there. Because they arent good enough and they bring us down. I cant believe we got a GOOD I thought we were gonna get better. We just have some slackers that dont practice. I am glad we got some good clarinets coming in though. We need more Knight people on here. But yeah if anyone in here plays Trombone and could give advice please do. Or any advice for getting first chair in symphonic band I would appreciate it. Hey, trent we should explain this stuff to Hambo. I cant wait for next years Symphonic band! I wonder what songs we're gonna play. hmmmm ok bye! :)

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If, as you say, the band really does not care about concert season, then changing your music selection will only cure the symptom, not the root cause. The way to do it is to show the people how important musicality is and how it can actually affect the performance. I can't give any specific advice on this, but all I know is that changing to more "interesting" music will not be a final solution.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:51 am 
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That does make sense. Well I'll bring all these ideas up to Hambo probably if ity doesn't change this year.

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What songs do you suggest? I think it's the people in the symphonic band urghhh .

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i agree with corrin!the people in our symphonic band just dont seem to care :x

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I can understand how the people in wind ensemble rather than wind symphony would enjoy concert season more...
I have to admit I was kinda bitter about it last year after not making it into wind ensemble...
the good thing about marching band is that everyone practices and performs together so no one feels bad about being put in a lower band.

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