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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000690.txt from 2004/10

From: <cjarrett1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 21:31:13 -0400

Don't any of you have anything of more depth than the tired diatribe taking
up space regarding number of boys/girls as clarinet players. Who really
cares?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Van Cott" <gary@-----.com>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?

> My experience, starting around 1957 at age nine was that 2/3 of the
> clarinet players in bands and orchestras I played in were male. This
> continued with my reentry into playing about 8 years ago. However, in the
> last two years or so it has been more like 50/50.
>
> That age thing someone mentioned seems to apply to both sexes around here.
> There are not many few amateur clarinetists in Las Vegas who are between
> about 25-40.
>
> When my son was in 8th grade, he was the only boy (first chair). The next
> year at the performing arts magnet high school he went to it was about
> 50/50 (he graduated in 2002).
>
> Gary
>
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