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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000932.txt from 2003/06

From: "Christy Erickson" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Left hand conductors
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:37:08 -0400

Audrey, Thanks for the invitation! Would I ever love to visit Vancouver!
I'm too poor at the moment to get to clarinet fest "sniff, sniff" but I'll
keep that in mind for the time my kids are ready to go out and get their
first jobs to pay for their own "necessities." I'm sending my daughter to
music camp this year. Such sacrifices we make.........
I didn't mean to imply that all elementary band directors parallel beat
but I have seen quite a few doing it. Chirsty

> Christy, do I hear you suggesting that all elementary band directors are
> inept that they all parallel beat? Please don't label us all - I don't
> parallel beat except for rare spots needing a certain heavy emphasis and
> neither do any of my colleagues. Just because we direct elementary bands
> doesn't mean we're untrained or that our bands can't play (I know you
> suggesting that). Come to Vancouver and listen to some of my bands - (I
> 12 of them) - you'll be quite amazed!
> Audrey

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