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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000111.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Marching Band
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 21:33:58 -0500

At 03:08 PM 3/2/98 -0500, Nancy Buckman wrote:
>Where I live, in central Maryland, marching band is the "only" influence
>in a student's musical development in most public schools. Feeder
>schools are blasted with promo programs from the local high school
>marching band and students are told they cannot play in the Concert Band
>unless they are members of the marching band.
Apparently concert band is very much more popular than marching band or
they would not have to resort to such tactics to get marching band numbers
up. They realize that the marching program would very likely fold without
forced participation. It appears that CONCERT band is the major influence

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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