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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000126.txt from 2002/02

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] How Many Concerts Do You Go To?
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 12:18:37 -0500

At 08:33 PM 2/9/2002 -0500, Ken Shaw wrote:
>I'm not a professional performer, and I have a full time non-music job. Most
>of my music listening is to CDs or the radio, instead of at concerts.
>I'd like to get a sense of Klarinetters' experience. So, on average:
>(1) How many times a month do you go to a live performance?
>(2) How many times a month do you perform?

(1) I probably only attend a bare handful of live performances a year,
sometimes because of conflicts, and sometimes because I am just too tired
or lazy to go out after a 10-hour workday. (Whatever happened to all those
futurists who were predicting that, by the year 2000, we would all be
working 4 day, 32 hour weeks?) Besides, I have to stay home and practice

(2) I probably perform on average around once or twice a month, if you
count a 4-show pit gig as ONE performance. I do two or three shows like
that a year, plus a couple of big bands and community bands. That does
tend to mean a lot of REHEARSALS, though. Right now I have three
rehearsals a week, for three very different groups: Pit orchestra for
"Footloose," a big band, and a community concert band. Gotta be versatile!

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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