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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001119.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] challenging/seating
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 08:00:32 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Wright" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] challenging/seating

> I realize that competition is part of life, and this includes
> music, especially when money is involved.
> But this thread began with a question about community bands. I
> must say that it discourages me to see so much emphasis on competition
> in what (IMO) is supposed to be a "fun for everyone" sort of musical
> enterprise.
> Like it's no fun without the competition?

Actually the gist of the thread has been that community bands normally
*don't* have this kind of competition and that the many of the players are
quite happy with it that way. As with many threads though, it evolved into
a discussion of how seating is handled in high school bands, etc.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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