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 Re: Pit Band Horror Stories
Author: gsurosey 
Date:   2015-11-04 09:05

I was playing Reed 3 for "Into the Woods" last spring (clarinets in Bb and A) at a local high school. There was still snow on the ground here in NY as it was March. Bored school children were running between inside and outside when they weren't onstage during rehearsal, thus letting in cold, dry gusts of air. The auditorium was right next to a building entrance and the auditorium doors were propped open. I picked my Bb clarinet off it's stand waiting for a downbeat for one of the last sings of the rehearsal when the area above my register key felt weird. I looked and saw what I was hoping wasn't there: my clarinet cracked from the top of the upper joint through the register tonehole down to where the register key is attached on the back. So, I made $300 playing for that show and paid my repair guy half of it to put 5 pins in the upper joint of my clarinet.

I may be playing "Cinderella" this year for them. I may have to invest in a synthetic clarinet. My Eb and bass already are, so they're not problems in that respect.

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Rachel

Bb/A: Buffet R13
Eb/Bass: Bundy

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