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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000465.txt from 1997/12

From: Jennifer Rose McKenna <>
Subj: Re: Student Level Clarinets
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 11:54:53 -0500

i really don't believe what i'm hering!! its really not that hard to take care of thousands of
dollars when its all in one package!!

jennifer mckenna
university of north texas
clarinet concentration/music ed major

On Tue, 09 Dec 1997 07:43:03 CST SEAN TALBOT
<> wrote:
> Jennifer......I wouldn't call you spoiled......just to the
> is unfortunate that only music majors play the instraments because that
> indicates that either non-music major aren't interested there OR not
> welcome. Most places the ensambles are open to everyone no matter if it
> is audition or not. Now the majors have a great advantage because of
> their constant involvement in music, but occasionally a non-major still
> gets into an audioned ensemble because they have practiced a tad more than
> someone else. Non-majors add good things to a music program even if it is
> just in the marching band or concert band. The greatest study groups form
> out of our marching band because all interests are represented. You struggle
> in biology.....there are biology majors in there to help you.....math...ask
> a math major to help.....and so on and so forth.
> Now we never hesitate to get good school instraments because majors or
> not...we take care of the instraments. Only war torn instraments are the
> marching band equipment. (yes we have white Vito Dazzelers to go with the
> uniforms) I would say that saying that you are spoiled because only majors
> get to play the instraments is a little short sighted and you don't know
> how nice it can be to involve the whole campus in music. I didn't think
> anything of it but than Roger Garrett agreed with you and I sat here shaking
> my head. Maybe we are spoiled to attract non-majors with very high skills
> who still have a love of music and former music majors don't mind playing
> with us still.
> Sean Talbot
> music education major
> Universtiy of Wisconsin - Whitewater

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