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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000113.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: Marching Band
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 21:46:52 -0500

At 08:47 PM 3/2/98 -0500, Mark Charette wrote:
>And electric guitars? Marching? Who gets to lug the generator? How
>about that 300 watt amp? Or do you have that 200 foot coiled cord
>going to the guitar? Back when I played bass for a partial living
>I had a 30 foot cord so I could walk down into the audience and
>yak with people during particularly boring bass sequences, but
>I sure couldn't have marched very far.
>C'mon now - this is getting ridiculous! Don't you mean pep band?

They really do this. The amp carts usually have their own generators.
Silly to the max, yes. But any sillier than violas? I don't think so.

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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