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Pennfield High School Band

Magpie
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Dec 8 2012, 2:38pm


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In our district, kids were offered the chance to be in band in junior high (7th and 8th grade). Then when they went in high school, they joined the high school band.

My first day of high school was also the first day of the new band director. He pulled out some sheet music for us to play and all the musicians - from all grade levels - looked at it and said, "We can't play that." He said, "Yes, you can."

It was the Marriage of Figaro. (Keep in mind we were a band, not an orchestra. The violin parts were played by clarinets, etc.) He was very challenging. It was 1966 and no of us were on that super-achiever track that parents get their kids on today. We were a small class B school for a rural/bedroom community area near a small town in Michigan.

We played a fair bit of classical and the director must have loved jazz because he started a jazz band one year. We competed in the class A division and held our own and sometimes won.

Listening to those records we made, we weren't all *that* good but we played and we played better than we thought we could.


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What have you been listening to ? Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 6 2012, 3:33am
    Your plans for Hobbit Day sound wonderful! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 6 2012, 6:32am
        I saw that Dave Brubeck had passed Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 8 2012, 12:38am
        We played Take Five in my high school band Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2012, 1:25am
    Christmas music. Kelly of Water's Edge Send a private message to Kelly of Water's Edge Dec 7 2012, 3:01am
        I am a Christmas music junkie Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 7 2012, 5:23am
            oh, me too Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2012, 5:55pm
                and this Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2012, 6:16pm
            Thanks for The Chieftans link... Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 8 2012, 12:20am
                Christmas songs by Enya .... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2012, 1:23am
                    re: Chieftans and Elvis Costello/ your high school band and Take Five zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 8 2012, 6:50am
                        Pennfield High School Band Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2012, 2:38pm
                            We have a very good high school band in our community wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 11 2012, 4:16am
        Do you start listening to Christmas music Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 8 2012, 12:08am
            It was a case of "Life Intrudes" this year. Kelly of Water's Edge Send a private message to Kelly of Water's Edge Dec 8 2012, 1:16am
            I guess I'm an idiot, but I could listen to Christmas music all year round. wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 11 2012, 4:08am
                I don't think you are an idiot Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 12 2012, 3:29pm
    awesome Hobbit-plans Hamfast :D Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 7 2012, 3:13am
        That Cimarron track is incredible ! Hamfast Send a private message to Hamfast Dec 8 2012, 12:13am
        Love the South American music zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 8 2012, 6:30am
    For anyone wondering if Eddie Redmayne can sing . . . Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 7 2012, 6:59pm
    A fantastic new purchase for me... FlyingSerkis Send a private message to FlyingSerkis Dec 9 2012, 11:49am
        I'm so so glad you discovered The Geese and the Ghost!! It's an album I -Love- so much. It's enchanting and tranquil! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 11 2012, 2:22am

 
 
 

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