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 Re: Introduce yourself!
Author: Jaysne 
Date:   2010-02-03 02:44

I'm Jim and I live in western Massachusetts. By day I'm a school band director. My main horn is sax, but I double on all the band instruments. I first took up bassoon in grad school 10 years ago but started taking it seriously about three years ago.

My horn is a maple Kohlert. I got it from a guitar player for $350 and an old soprano sax. It's a few steps down from a pro model, but it plays very nicely and I really enjoy it. I get my reeds handmade from my teacher, who charges me all of $10 a pop.

After playing a few pick-up gigs with it, I ended up playing first chair last summer with an area orchestra. When I got the music a month before the concert, it had notes I had never even seen before, much less played from some pretty heavy hitters--Haydn, Bartok, Mendelssohn. But practice every day made the gig a breeze.

Out of all the instruments I play, bassoon is one of the most fun. When I have time to practice, I work on some Danzi concertos. They're delightful!

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