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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000755.txt from 2002/06

From: "Gary Smith" <asemsi@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Navy Band
Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 19:31:38 -0400

This is my understanding as well. We used to have an Air Force band locally,
and I think the only officer in the bunch was the guy who commanded the
organization. I don't even think the "front man" for the band was an
officer.

>From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
>Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
>To: klarinet@-----.org
>Subject: Re: [kl] Navy Band
>Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 23:19:32 -0400
>
>At 09:46 PM 6/21/2002 -0500, Kevin Callahan wrote:
>>Uhm... topic, topic... Does anyone know any thing about the Navy band? I
>>get
>>appointed midshipman at Rice University in January, and since my minor is
>>music, I'm wondering, is there anyway I can continue my playing while I'm
>>in? Oh, yes, and is there a difference between enlisted players and
>>officer
>>players?
>
>If I am not mistaken, in military bands there ARE NO officer players. All
>players are enlisted; DIRECTORS are officers, or in some cases, warrant
>officers. At one point in my Air Force career I heard they were looking
>for band directors, but the personnel people made it VERY clear to me that
>I would NEVER be released from duty as a flying officer to be a band
>director.
>
>
>
>Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
>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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