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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000942.txt from 2004/10

From: "Nicholas Yip" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Playing scales three octaves up
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 21:52:58 -0400

I already do not like marching so much, and I have my fits with it but that
is a whole different conversation.

No wonder why your daughter is pressuring herself to do well. The band
director comments like below. To me this can be a negative aspect. Music is
suppose to be fun and educational. It is okay to push them, but stating that
they must get straight superiors or else everyone looks bad is just
negative. God help them if they miss one superior. Someone might shoot

Nicholas Yip
Clarinetist and Music Teacher

>From: kimi <>
>I can tell you this much, getting a superior seems to
>be a big thing because I heard their band director
>more times than once tell the students that if they
>didn't get a superior, not only would it make them
>look bad but it'd make him as a director look bad as
>well as the school look bad because this band is
>supposed to be the pride of this county.

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