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 Re: another chair story
Author: apaul001 
Date:   2018-01-30 23:55

Chair struggles (and indeed, most high school experiences!) are a bit thematic of the rest of life, aren't they? Think about it: where are you going to find the most adolescent behavior: where the adolescents are. Compound that with the fact that music departments are fertile ground for behavior motivated by insecurities and ego, and you have a perfect storm. Over time I've learned three lessons: 1.) I was never the best, but people noticed the areas in which I excelled. I'm not the greatest technician, but am happy with my tone and expression. What has been of most use to me in adulthood is the leadership and community building skills I learned through music. Band leaders and conductors noticed that, too: in both high school and college I won the awards for leadership and community. Younger players wanted to be in my section or squad. I was regularly sought out for advice and help. I work in the corporate world, where you better believe I can put that stuff on a resume, but putting "1st chair" would just get a lot of blank stares in my workplace. 3.) Like the song says, sometimes the truth is all you get. In high school, the second section was the best place for me, it was that simple.

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