Did you ever have a roommate that could hold a grudge? I’m not saying that I hold any grudges against old roommates, but I do remember a time when one of my roommates tried to make macaroni and cheese in the microwave without adding water to the noodles, and then the noodles caught fire, and … Read more
Thank you to every professor that gave me required listening, to every friend who gave me a mix CD, to anyone who has shared their favorite music with me. All of that music got me out of my “comfort zone” and made me listen to other types of music. I am certain that listening to … Read more
Marching season is in full swing! Is your band ready? After a few brutal weeks of summer band camp, the weather has finally cooled down, the first day of school has come and gone, and the first marching competitions of the year are merely weeks away. Local competitions usually start up in October, but the … Read more
This is a bigger problem at larger music schools. However, there is an easy way to combat this. Be a good practice building citizen! Say hello to other people (especially people that are not in your department or who play other instruments). You’d be surprised by how many friendships begin with a simple “hello”. Another … Read more
Beware the symphony “Patron Relations Representative”. Those people are tenacious (as they should be). They perform a great service for their organizations by helping to keep the cash flow moving. But seriously, they could track you through a blizzard – no problem. They’re. That. Good.