Old 1st July 2003, 06:55   #1
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Just Got Home

Guess where I just came home from?

Band Camp.

Go ahead, mock me, but just in case you are wondering, I DON'T PLAY THE FLUTE. I'm a trombonist, and damn proud of it.

But it's a lot of fun. 7-12 grade students go to a college (which is where the camp is held), learn about music, practice in rehearsals which include (for me):

1. Brass Choir

2. Wind Ensemble

3. Jazz Band

About 6 hours of band each day for a week. The music professors at the college are the ones directing the camp and stuff. They are awesome.

I even know this one teacher at the camp who is so good at piano, he had a chance to join the famous 70's rock band "Chicago". If that's not a chance of a lifetime opportunity, I don't know what is!

This year was my best year, which is kind of strange since I thought it would be my worst because I got braces this time. I really hate those things. I seemed to pull it off though.

"It's like saying give a man a Les Paul guitar and he becomes Eric Clapton, and of course that's not true, give a man an amplifier and a synthesizer and he doesn't become...whoever; he doesn't become us." - Roger Waters
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Old 1st July 2003, 11:22   #2
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did you happen to have a trumpet shoved up your ass?

*hides*
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Old 1st July 2003, 12:25   #3
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Where was teh camp? Was it at ISU?
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Old 1st July 2003, 14:47   #4
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Too bad you were'nt around here when Bloozebone was posting.
He was an old trombonist who played in some great blues and jazz bands.
And a fun person to talk to about music.

And what's wrong with the trumpet?
I played one back in high school in a soul band.

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Old 1st July 2003, 21:43   #5
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ahhh... i have very fond memories of band camps (played the clarinet). the bus rides were an excuse for us heathen kids to raise hell, our band director sat at the front with his headphones on, ignoring us. but, performing was a blast. i miss those days. and it's a disgrace that so many music programs are being cut from our schools.
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Old 2nd July 2003, 07:39   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Apollos
did you happen to have a trumpet shoved up your ass?

*hides*
Yeah, you better run!!

Dlink: No, this was held at UMD.

Too bad filesizes for songs are super high, or I would submit one of the songs we played here - "The Ascension" by Robert W. Smith. That song is --->

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Old 2nd July 2003, 07:41   #7
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I used to play trombone
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Old 2nd July 2003, 16:45   #8
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The Inferno, Purgatorio, The Ascension, Paradiso. All the movements from The Divine Comedy, really nice songs. I played The Ascension once too.
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