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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000268.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: MARCHING BAND - THE END (hopefully) - maybe never
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:42:11 -0500

Jennifer McKenna wrote:
> i would bring the aspect of competition into this, one reason i don't feel
> marching band is a good alternative to concert band, and why i would much
> rather choose concert band over it, is because of the competition factor.
> since when is there competition in a symphony orchestra, or wind symphony?
> i don't recall the clarinets fighting over who gets the trohpy for holding
> there head high, but maybe i have yet to get to that? :)

I have personally never been bothered by competition...either with
marching bands or concert bands. It is the vehicle for the competition
that I worry about. Competition is a way of life......just to get into
the orchestra requires amazing competitive skills....not to mention
clarinet and musical skills. The trophy is the job!

But.....there is a difference between individual and group efforts in a
competitive atomosphere.

Roger Garrett

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