Klarinet Archive - Posting 000681.txt from 1998/04
From: "Brent Eresman" <Beresman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: was budget cutbacks
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 09:45:03 -0400
> You said it all !!!!! Bands need to get back into MUSIC EDUCATION and out
> of show business.
> I wish I had been able to spend my marching time in high school and college
> in clarinet practicing and concert band rehersals rather than freezing my
> buns and fingers in show business.
> Gene Nibbelin
Actually, i managed to do just that (get out of marching, anyway).
After the first year, i decided i was tired of being gone every
weekend, so i took orchestra for the first semester (at least until
concert season started). That's where i learned to play sting bass.
We played the New World finale one year, and the conductor never did
hear me whistling the clarinet solo from the back row...